HM King Abdullah opens $126.9m Al Hussein Hospital in Jordan's Salt
Earlier this week, King Abdullah had also opened the new Emergency Hospital affiliated with Al Bashir Public Hospital
As part of Jordan’s move to improve its healthcare services, HM King Abdullah has opened the $126.9m Al Hussein Hospital in Salt, which is an 11-storey facility featuring 350 beds.
The hospital was opened in the presence of HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah ll and Prime Minister of Jordan, Omar Razzaz.
According to a statement by Royal Hashemite Court, the hospital has been opened upon Royal directives, which aim at improving public health services, including through infrastructure upgrades by establishing new hospitals or expanding existing ones.
The PM said that 15 hospitals and 101 healthcare centres have been accredited, while procedures at 20 hospitals and 151 healthcare centres have been automated to facilitate the process for patients and control the dispensing of medications.
During the visit to the hospital, King Abdullah was also briefed by the Health Minister, Saad Jaber on all medical specialities of the hospital and that it had been furnished with the latest medical equipment, adding that the facility could be upgraded to accommodate 500 beds.
Meanwhile, the hospital’s director, Anwar Nweiri, said that the hospital features 13 operating rooms, 21 kidney dialysis machines, a coronary care unit with a 14-bed capacity, and an intensive care unit with a 26-bed capacity.
Earlier this week, King Abdullah had also opened the new Emergency Hospital affiliated with Al Bashir Public Hospital alongside HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
Work on the emergency hospital had begun in 2018 and it extends over 22,000m2 with the capacity of 162 beds, 55 of which are equipped with ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit.
The four-storey hospital has been built at a cost of $29.6m and has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).