In implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the first Qatari field hospital was inaugurated Tuesday at Al Roum Hospital in Beirut, as part of the medical aid and supplies provided by Qatar to support Lebanon.
Ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon Mohamed Hassan Jaber al-Jaber, representative of the Lebanese Minister of Health in the caretaker government Dr Mohamed Hayder, representative of the Lebanese Army Commander General Elias Shamiya, Director-General of Al Roum Hospital Edgard Joujou, the Qatari logistical and medical delegation that constructed the hospital, and several diplomats attended the inauguration.
The representative of the Lebanese Minister of Health thanked Qatar for its constant support for Lebanon. The representative of the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander also praised the efforts of Qatar and its generous contribution in overcoming the human tragedy that afflicted Lebanon, appreciating the work of the Qatari medical and logistical team that completed equipping the hospital at a record speed.
Director-General of Al Roum Hospital praised the equipment available inside the field hospital and gave a detailed explanation about the hospital and its departments, which include several operating rooms, emergency rooms for the injured, and a pharmacy.
Speaking on the occasion, the Qatari ambassador expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the explosion and wished a speedy recovery for the wounded.
He said the inauguration of the field hospital presented by Qatar came in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir to support the Lebanese people after the port explosion. He explained that the hospital has the necessary medical equipment and includes 60 operating rooms and rooms for the injured and patients, adding that the second field hospital on the premises of the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui will soon be operational.