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Qatar opens first field hospital in Beirut

Qatar opens first field hospital in Beirut

QNA
Beirut
Implementing the directives of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the first Qatari field hospital was inaugurated at Al Roum Hospital in Beirut on Tuesday.
Donated by Qatar, the field hospital has been set up as part of the medical aid and supplies extended to Lebanon after the Beirut port blast.
At the opening ceremony, the Ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon HE Mohammed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber offered condolences to the families of the blast victims and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
The ambassador said the Qatari field hospital had been set on the directive of the HH The Amir.
He said the hospital is equipped with necessary medical equipment and includes 60 operating rooms and rooms for the injured and patients.
The second field hospital in the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui will soon be operational after its completion.
Besides Qatar’s ambassador, representative of the Lebanese Minister of Health in the caretaker government Dr Mohammed Hayder, representative of the Lebanese Army Commander General Elias Shamiya, Director-General of Al Roum Hospital Edgard Joujou, the Qatari logistical and medical delegation that constructed of the hospital, and several diplomats attended the inauguration.
The representative of the Lebanese Minister of Health thanked Qatar for its constant support for Lebanon.
The representative of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander also praised the efforts of Qatar and its generous contribution in overcoming the human tragedy that afflicted Lebanon. He appreciated the work of the Qatari medical and logistical team that completed equipping thehospital in record time.
Director-General of Al Roum Hospital praised the equipment available in the field hospital and talked in detail about the hospital and its departments, which include several operating rooms, emergency rooms for the injured, and a pharmacy.