1999 News Story

Saudi Arabia continues to send aid to Kosovar refugees

Another plane left Riyadh airbase today for Tirana in Albania, carrying the remaining components of the field hospital due to be set up by the Saudi Joint Committee for the Relief of Kosovar Refugees.  Also on board were fourteen doctors and nurses, and two tons of medical supplies.  Arrangements are under way to send other medical and technical personnel required for running the health centers as well as the field hospital.
Meanwhile, the Committee, led by Dr. Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Suweilem, yesterday visited the university hospital in Tirana, where they discussed with senior hospital officials how they could be of assistance, including providing equipment and medicine.  The 680-bed hospital provides free services to all patients.