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Queen joins Doctors of Jordan free medical open day

By JT - May 29,2017 - Last updated at May 29,2017

Her Majesty Queen Rania poses for a group photo with members of the Doctors of Jordan in Balqa Governorate on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania joined the Doctors of Jordan’s free medical open day at Zai in Balqa Governorate on Monday to discuss the group’s volunteering efforts.

Doctors of Jordan is a volunteer group that aims to organise free medical open days on a weekly or monthly basis across Jordan, as well as provide healthcare services to all those who cannot afford them.

Queen Rania was welcomed by  Doctors of Jordan co-presidents Razan Ghareeb and Alaa Abu Salhieh, along with the director of the Zai Cultural Forum, Yousef Amaireh, a statement from Her Majesty’s office said. 

Her Majesty toured the spaces set up for the free medical day, which included a general examination room, ophthalmology and gynaecology clinics, a lab and pharmacy, and an area dedicated to general practitioners and specialists. 

After the tour, Queen Rania met with the group’s board members and volunteers, and commended their efforts in providing free healthcare to those in need. 

During the meeting, which was moderated by the co-founder and President of Jordan Volunteers Mo’tasem Masalmeh, Her Majesty was briefed on the history of the group, its initiatives, and the past experiences of its volunteers. 

Doctors of Jordan is an initiative established by Jordan Volunteers in January of 2016 as the succeeding phase to the “Lissa fe Himmeh” initiative.

The group has organised a total of 25 events thus far, examining around 800 patients per event, and providing complete medical care to those in need. 

During the free medical open days, volunteers offer awareness lectures, free medical consultations, lab tests, radiological imaging and minor surgeries. They also adopt cases for long-term follow-ups that may require further evaluation. 


Volunteering members include both organisers and medical specialists, the latter of which include consultants, general practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, lab technicians, nurses, physiotherapists, optometrists and medical students.  

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