NTC chairman inaugurates Jordan’s Libya field hospital

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil on Thursday inaugurated Jordan’s field hospital in Benghazi, established recently to provide healthcare to the Libyan people.

In his opening address, Abdul Jalil lauded “the distinguished medical care of the Royal Medical Services and the Kingdom’s hospitals”, urging Libyan doctors to benefit from the expertise of their Jordanian counterparts, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The field hospital, dubbed “Libya 1”, comprises 160 staff members, including a team of 30 specialised doctors as well as several female nurses to assist in dealing with women and children, according to Fawaz Eitan, Jordan’s representative in Libya.

The 40-bed hospital, which also has two operation theatres that are fully equipped and prepared for all kinds of surgery, has been receiving patients since its arrival in the port city of Benghazi on October 30.

In September, the King instructed concerned authorities to dispatch a field hospital to Libya to provide medical assistance to the Libyan people, who have been suffering from a shortage in medical services.

(Source: The Jordan Times)

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