In the implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the second Qatari field hospital was inaugurated Friday at Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui in Beirut, as part of the medical aid and supplies provided by Qatar to support Lebanon.
The Health Minister in the Lebanese caretaker government, Dr Hamad Hassan; Qatar's ambassador to Lebanon, Mohamed 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 the hospital; and several diplomats attended the inauguration.
The Health Minister in the Lebanese caretaker government thanked Qatar for its aid and constant support for Lebanon, praising the depth of Qatari-Lebanese relations.
He pointed out that the second Qatari field hospital is both a "field and emergency" hospital 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 tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director Manager at the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui Dr Pierre Yared also thanked 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 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 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 co-ordination with the relevant authorities in Lebanon.
The 500-bed hospital includes a 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 August 11 at Al Roum Hospital, as part of the aid and medical supplies provided by Qatar to help victims of the Beirut Port explosion.