08 Jul 2021
Deputising for King, Hawari inaugurates Saudi Radiotherapy Centre at King Abdullah University Hospital

AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Health Minister Feras Al Hawari on Thursday inaugurated the Saudi Radiotherapy Centre at the King Abdullah University Hospital in Irbid.

Funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), the first of its kind in the northern region, the new centre is an essential step towards radiation therapy for cancer treatment, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Hawari, during the ceremony, lauded the two kingdoms’ deep-rooted ties in all sectors, notably in the health sector. 

Commending the role of the SFD in implementing various projects in vital sectors in Jordan, the minister highlighted the importance of the new centre, which can receive up to 3,000 patients annually. The centre is fully equipped and includes a chemotherapy unit, recovery unit and pharmacy.

Saudi Ambassador Nayef Bin Bandar Al Sudairy said that  the opening of the   Saudi Radiotherapy Centre at the King Abdullah University Hospital reflects the “solid” Jordanian-Saudi  ties. 

CEO of SFD Sultan Murshid said that the project is part of KSA’s efforts to support Jordan’s health sector, mainly to improve healthcare services provision.​​