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Free medical day benefits 1,000 people in Irbid

By Petra - May 25,2014 - Last updated at May 25,2014

IRBID — The National Goodwill Campaign held a free medical day in Irbid, 80km north of the capital, on Saturday, in cooperation with the Society of Investors at Al Hassan Industrial City.

The campaign, led by HRH Princess Basma, who is president of the campaign’s higher committee, managed to reach more than 1,000 Jordanians during the free day, held at a boys’ school at the Irbid camp.

A dozen specialised clinics were set up to serve the campaign, where doctors carried out medical check-ups, and offered the needed treatment and medicines through a mobile pharmacy, in accordance with the campaign’s plan, carried out by the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. 

Doctor Nayef Al Abdullat, who headed the medical team, said priority was given to Jordanians who do not have any kind of medical insurance. Cases of patients who needed surgery were recorded for follow-up. 

Surgeries are performed under the campaign’s agreements with private sector hospitals after patients complete specific lab tests. 

The campaign has signed a memorandum of understanding with several private hospitals to provide comprehensive medical care to underprivileged people from across Jordan.

Imad Nadaf, who heads the Society of Investors, lauded the campaign’s efforts, highlighting their cooperation with the society in implementing programmes geared at serving the local community.

Since Princess Basma launched the Goodwill Campaign in 1991, it has reached out to a large number of sectors, individuals and volunteers, “resulting in one of the most dynamic and effective philanthropic initiatives in the country”.

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