Qatar Charity has opened the Qatar Comprehensive Medical Centre in Zaatari camp, in co-operation with the Arab Relief Society to help meet the medical needs of Syrian refugees and to provide assistance to health centres in the region.
Qatar Comprehensive Medical Centre is one of the largest centres in Zaatari camp.
It includes various medical clinics, a pharmacy and a laboratory for analysis, with 40 medical and technical staff.
Qatar Charity Chief Executive Officer Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari said the opening of the centre comes in response to the call of duty towards Syrian refugees suffering from the scourge of war, displacement, and asylum as well as supporting Jordan’s efforts in this field.
He referred to the food and health assistance provided by Qatar Charity as well as the provision of winter and cold supplies, the sponsorship of more than 5,000 orphaned refugees and the provision of health, education and social services.
Al-Kuwari also noted the co-operation with charitable organisations in Jordan to implement various projects that cost more than 5mn Jordanian dinars during the past year through a series of programmes in different regions of the kingdom.
For his part, Secretary-General of the Jordanian Ministry of Health Dr Lail al-Fayez praised the medical facility for the benefit of the refugees, pointing out to Jordan’s burdens to meet the needs of the Syrian refugees.
Chairman of the Arab Medical Relief Society in Jordan Dr Awni al-Basheer said the centre is the result of a partnership with Qatar Charity under the supervision of the Jordanian Ministry of Health, the directorate of Refugee Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The centre covers an area of 1,000 square metres and constitutes a quality addition in various medical specialties.
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