Jordan to dispatch military field hospital to Lebanon

Jordan to dispatch military field hospital to Lebanon

Amman, (UNA-OIC) – Upon directives of Jordan’s King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti instructed the Royal Medical Services and other relevant JAF departments to prepare a military field hospital to be dispatched to Lebanon.

King Abdullah’s directives come on the heels of the deadly blast that hit the Beirut port on Tuesday, claiming scores of lives and injuring thousands.

The hospital, which will be dispatched today, will be fully equipped for conducting surgery, and it will include all medical requirements to serve the people of Lebanon and mitigate the burden on Lebanese medical facilities.

It will include 48 beds, 10 ICU beds, two operating rooms, and an X-ray lab, with 160 staff members.

Hospital staff will be flown on-board Royal Jordanian Air Force military aircraft.

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