Jordan’s crown prince oversees delivery of second field hospital to Gaza

LONDON: Jordan’s Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah arrived in Egypt to personally supervise the delivery of a second field hospital to war-torn Gaza, Roya News reported on Monday.

The facility will be built in Khan Yunis in the southwest of the Gaza Strip, where thousands of civilians were forcibly displaced as a result of Israel’s bombing campaign, the report said.

“The least we can do is to help our brothers in Gaza and Palestine,” the crown prince said. 

The Jordanian Royal Medical Services has doubled its medical aid and capacity in Gaza and the new hospital is expected to be staffed by 180 doctors and nurses.

To date, Israel’s bombing has rendered 25 of Gaza’s 35 hospitals inoperable.

On Wednesday, seven workers at Jordan’s first field hospital in Al-Hawa, central Gaza, were injured while treating Palestinians hurt in the bombing of a nearby mosque.

Jordan has sent six planes carrying medical and relief aid to the Gaza Strip via El-Arish International Airport in Egypt.

A separate Jordanian field hospital was set up on Friday in Nablus in the West Bank, where more than 210 Palestinians have been killed and 2,800 injured by Israeli forces.

That facility has two operating rooms, two intensive care rooms, a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology department and a dental clinic, Roya News reported.

Source – Arab News