QT-Online / Sunday, August 9, 2020 / Categories: Top News Qatar’s field hospital in Beirut to start treating injured from Tuesday Lebanese army commander tours field hospital with Qatari ambassador Tribune News Network Doha One of the field hospitals set up by Qatar in Beirut will start receiving people injured in the recent blast in the city’s port on Tuesday. The Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, toured the field hospital being erected at the Roum Hospital compound in Beirut. He was briefed on the construction progress of the fully-equipped hospital. The commander was accompanied by Qatar’s Ambassador to Lebanon HE Mohamed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber. Qatar had air-dashed planeloads of medical supplies, including two field hospitals, to Lebanon after the devastating blasts. Qatar’s Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) has sent a search and rescue team to Lebanon after deadly explosions that killed more than 130 people and wreaked widespread damage. The team began their operations in Beirut on Friday. The team is among the several assistance Qatar extended to Lebanon, on the orders of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Besides, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated an immediate response to the explosion in Beirut. Under an approval from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), QRCS launched a fundraising campaign titled “Heart for Lebanon” to support the Lebanese people. Qatar has also reached out to Lebanese nationals holding Qatari Residency Permits (IDs). The Government Communications Office on Thursday said Qatar would give priority to Lebanese nationals with Qatar IDs, who are currently in the country and wishing to return to Qatar, under the exceptional entry permit (EEP) programme. Previous Article Qatar Airways resumes flights to Adelaide, becomes only global airline to serve five major Aussie cities Next Article Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and China — a guide Print 1795 Rate this article: 5.0 Please login or register to post comments.