Time: 10 June, 2020
ARSAL, LEBANON: Al Amal Medical Center in Arsal, Lebanon, continues to provide medical services for Syrian refugees with the support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) – part of a larger project to enhance health services for members of the refugee and the host community in Arsal.
On May 2020, 4,575 patients received 8,123 medical, laboratory and pharmacy services free of charge at the center’s various clinics. Health care is now being provided in accordance with all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Patient visits included: 396 in the general health clinics, 506 in the eye clinic, 595 in the ER, 325 in the dental clinic, and 347 children were seen at the pediatric clinics. Vaccines were provided to 125 people. The ENT clinic received 412 patients, the orthopedic clinic saw 311 patients, 240 patients visited the cardiology clinic, and 472 sought services at the urology clinic. The gastroenterology clinic received 180 patients, the women’s health clinic received 271 women, the diabetes and endocrinology clinics received 65 patients, and the mental health clinic received 68 patients. Awareness campaigns have also been implemented to inform beneficiaries of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus; personal hygiene kits are also given out.
The Medical Director of the Project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the Al Amal Medical Center aims to serve more than 45,000 beneficiaries, and provides health care services in the areas of health, psychological, social and nutritional support. He added that in addition to a 24-hour emergency department, the center also has an integrated pharmacy providing free medications to all patients. He expressed his sincere gratitude for the ongoing services the Kingdom is providing to the center during the challenging circumstances under which they are living.