In the implementation of the directives of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the second Qatari field hospital was inaugurated on Friday at Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui in Beirut, as part of the medical aid and supplies provided by the State of Qatar to support Lebanon.
H.E. Health Minister in the Lebanese caretaker government Dr. Hamad Hassan, H.E. Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Lebanon Mohammed Hassan Jaber Al Jaber, representative of the Lebanese Army Commander General Elias Shamiya, Director Manager of the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui Dr. Pierre Yared, the Qatari logistical and medical delegation that constructed of the hospital, and several diplomats attended the inauguration.
Health Minister in the Lebanese caretaker government thanked the State of Qatar for its aid and constant support for Lebanon, praising the depth of Qatari-Lebanese relations.
تنفيذا لتوجيهات سمو الأمير @TamimBinHamad ، تم اليوم تدشين المستشفى الميداني القطري الثاني في المستشفى اللبناني - الجعيتاوي، وذلك في إطار المساعدات والإمدادات الطبية التي تقدمها دولة #قطر لدعم الأشقاء في #لبنان#مرسال_قطر pic.twitter.com/KRbOEa3E1g— شبكة مرسال قطر (@Marsalqatar) August 14, 2020
He pointed out that the second Qatari field hospital, which was inaugurated today, is both a "field and emergency" and contains an operating room, stressing the importance of this hospital in light of the difficult conditions faced by the health sector in Lebanon due to the Beirut Port explosion and the full or partial closure of several hospitals in addition to comforting COVID-19 pandemic.
Director Manager at the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui Dr. Pierre Yared thanked the State of Qatar for providing the second field hospital, praising the Qatari aid to Lebanon in light of the difficulties it faces on the health front.
Qatar's Ambassador to Lebanon affirmed that the State of Qatar, with all its official, people, and residents, stands by Lebanon.
He pointed out that the Qatar Red Crescent Society and Qatar Charity have begun distributing aid and relief campaigns in Lebanon, stressing that the Qatari aid will not be limited to food and medical aid, but will include other aspects in coordination with the relevant authorities in Lebanon.
The 500-bed hospital includes pharmacy equipped with medicines, an operating room, an intensive care room, and a cancer treatment department, upon the hospital's request.
The first Qatari field hospital was inaugurated in Beirut on Aug. 11 at Al Roum Hospital, as part of the aid and medical supplies provided by Qatar to relieve victims of the Beirut Port explosion.
Cover image source: Marsal Qatar
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