2006 News Story

Saudi hospital in Beirut treats over 3,000 patients

The Saudi field hospital in Beirut has treated more than 3,000 Lebanese men, women and children wounded in the current crisis, the Arab News reported today.

Part of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing humanitarian assistance to the people of Lebanon, the hospital was set up July 31 to provide much-needed medical assistance to those suffering as a result of the Israeli strikes on Lebanon.

The fully-equipped facility is able to conduct both minor and major operations, and includes laboratories as well as ambulances. The Kingdom recently increased the hospital’s staff by adding 18 physicians, 15 male nurses, 12 pharmacists, five emergency technicians, eight X-ray technicians and three lab technicians.

The hospital, which is supervised by the Saudi Red Crescent Society, will remain in Lebanon as long as it is needed.