His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, inaugurated the Royal Medical Services’ (RMS) Military Oncology Centre, established on the premises of the Queen Alia Military Hospital at a cost of JD25 million.
King Abdullah was briefed on the center’s facilities and qualified medical staff, as well as the RMS’ recent projects to bolster the healthcare infrastructure.
During a tour of the facility, His Majesty commended the ongoing efforts to enhance health services, stressing the need to provide quality healthcare, Petra news agency reported.
Established through a grant by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the 140-bed center, which extends over an area of 18,300 square meters, includes six intensive care units, four bone marrow transplant rooms, two chemotherapy halls, eight outpatient clinics, and two additional rooms for medical interventions.
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, UAE Ambassador to Jordan Ahmed Ali Al Balushi, and a number of officials attended the inauguration.
In another development, deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II attended Monday a tactical exercise conducted as part of the graduation of an advanced tactical aviation course.
Crown Prince Al Hussein was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Hneiti and a number of senior JAF officers, and was briefed on the various stages of the exercise, which aims to bolster the skills and capabilities of Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) personnel.
The exercise, conducted by personnel from the King Abdullah II Airbase, the King Abdullah II Special Forces Group, and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Brigade/Quick Reaction Force, included several simulations of military aerial and field operations.
His Royal Highness conveyed His Majesty’s greetings to the officers at King Abdullah II Airbase and to all JAF personnel, reaffirming King Abdullah’s keenness to follow up on the progress of training and tactical operations at RJAF units and bases.
The Crown Prince commended the coordination between JAF and RJAF units, praising their personnel’s advanced skills and readiness.