Saudi medical team arrives in Pakistan

August 26, 2010

An eight-member Saudi medical team led by Dr. Tareq Al-Arnoos, Director General of the Emergency and Field Medicine Committee, an affiliate of the Ministry of Health, arrived in Islamabad today to conduct a field survey to select appropriate locations for building two field hospitals. The facilities, which were ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, will provide medical and humanitarian services for Pakistani flood victims. In a statement, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz Al-Ghadeer said the two mobile hospitals are scheduled to reach Islamabad tomorrow aboard nine Saudi cargo planes, prior to being stationed in flood-stricken areas. Following the installation of the medical facilities, more than 250 doctors and technicians are expected to come from Saudi Arabia to provide diversified medical services around the clock, he added.

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