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King directs army to dispatch military field hospital to Lebanon

By JT - Aug 05,2020 - Last updated at Aug 05,2020

AMMAN - Upon the directives of His Majesty 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 tragic blast that hit the Beirut port on Tuesday, claiming scores of lives and injuring thousands.

The hospital, which will be dispatched Thursday and will be fully equipped for conducting surgery, will include all medical specialties 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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