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Beirut blast wounded to be flown to Bahrain for treatment

TDT | Manama

A number of Lebanese people wounded in the devastating blast that rocked Beirut last week will be flown to Bahrain to receive treatment. This was revealed yesterday by Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) secretary-general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed, who said that this initiative was welcomed by Lebanese Minister of Public Health Dr Hamad Hassan in his talks with Bahrain’s Charge d’Affaires to Syria Ali Al Mahmoud.

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa had assigned the RHF, led by HM the King’s Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs representative His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, to dispatch urgent humanitarian relief aid to the people of Lebanon in the aftermath of the Beirut blast.

The Lebanese minister welcomed this initiative and added that he would send Al Mahmoud a list featuring the names and details of the wounded. The two sides also discussed a plan to dispatch a Bahraini medical team to Beirut to join in treatment efforts of those who sustained injuries in the blast.

Dr Hassan commended Bahrain’s initiatives and efforts to support the people of Lebanon, adding that his country’s medical teams are capable, for now, of delivering all required treatment. Dr Hassan suggested that Al Mahmoud takes part in overseeing the distribution of respiratory ventilators to health centres, which are in dire need of these Bahrain’s phase advanced medical equipment.