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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is assisting the Beirut Government Hospital in Karantina by supplying them with medical equipment handed over in a ceremony on July 30.
Remarks were made by Mr. OKUBO Takeshi, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, and the Chief Representative at JICA Chie Miyahara.
شاركت بكل سرور اصدقائي 🇱🇧لحظه احتفالهم بانجاز مشروع جايكا في مستشفى الكرنتينا، حيث ساهموا في تزويد معدات ومستلزمات طبيه الاكثر احتياجًا. شكر خاص الى ليباجايكا لنجاحهم في تنفيذ المشروع. أن مأساه اللبنانيين من جراء أنفجار المرفأ ستظل دائما في افكارنا!@ODA_mofa_japan pic.twitter.com/nr86w8YWSi— Takeshi Okubo (@TakeshiOkubo3) July 30, 2021
“The original plan to provide training and equipment was materialized by the great effort of Dr Jaoudat Abou Jaoude and Mr. Kamal Mokdad of LEBA-JICA and Dr Youssef Kairouz of Karantina Public Hospital, and Dr Michel Kfoury of Ministry of Public Health,” Miyahara said.
The project involves the supply of necessary medical equipment amounting to $175,000, as well as organizing workshops for hospital staff.
Some of the equipment supplied include face mask, goggles, laboratory equipment, blood bank system, and PPE kits.
“During this 3 day workshop, I am sure that you are more familiar with these equipment and now ready to use them with confidence in your daily work to help peoples in need of credible medical service,” she said.
Miyahara reflected on the anniversary of the tragic Beirut Port explosion, and applauded medical professionals for their continuous efforts to help patients.
The event was attended by Dr. Michel Matar, Chairman of the board of Directors, Beirut Governmental University Hospital Karantina, and Mr. Kamal Mokdad, Treasurer and former President of LEBA-JICA.
Mr Mohammad Jarrah, Head of Governmental Hospitals Oversight Unit and Mr Antoine Romanos, Head of the Medical Professions Department from The Ministry of Public Health were also present.