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Hawari, at forum, showcases ‘rapid advancements’ of health sector

By JT - Aug 27,2023 - Last updated at Aug 27,2023

AMMAN — During a session titled "The quality of life", held on the sidelines of the “A Year of Modernisation” forum Health Minister Firas Al Hawari said that one of the most important indicators of the health sector in the Economic Modernisation Vision is the establishment of 36 health centres  and upgrading the efficiency of 150 centres. It also includes the establishment of four new hospitals in Tafileh, Ajloun, Ruweished and the specialised surgical hospital within Al Bashir Hospital with a total of 500 beds. Also speaking during the session Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh highlighted the Greater Amman Municipality's (GAM) plan launched in 2022 for the modernisation of infrastructure and quality of life. He noted that GAM has completed 32 kilometres of the bus rapid transit (BRT) project with a capacity to transport 72,000 passengers per month. The municipality also completed preliminary studies for the 42-km BRT route bid, which needs three years for construction. Philip ter Woort, Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, stressed the importance of using modern technologies and upgrading the infrastructure in a way that is on par with green cities. USAID Mission Director for Jordan Leslie Reed highlighted USAID's support to expand hospitals and health centres, in addition to cooperation with the Education Ministry to rehabilitate schools.

 

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