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King orders army to increase support for Gaza field hospital

By JT - Jul 13,2014 - Last updated at Jul 13,2014

AMMAN — Upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Sunday issued directives to the Jordan Armed Forces to beef up support for the Jordanian military field hospital in Gaza by providing it with more surgeons and specialised physicians. 

Crown Prince Hussein, the Regent, directed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben to ensure that the hospital be provided with orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthesiologists and specialised doctors, besides medical equipment and supplies as well as large amounts of blood units,  according to a Royal Court Statement.

He also directed the dispatch of several ambulances to transfer wounded persons and casualties who have not been able to receive the needed treatment at the field hospital to the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman. 

The Jordan field military hospital has been deployed in Gaza for more than five years now. It has since then offered medical services to more than 1.25 million Palestinians in Gaza. 

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