Qatar sends two field hospitals and urgent medical assistance to Beirut, Lebanon

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Qatar sends two field hospitals and urgent medical assistance to Beirut, Lebanon

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

On the directives of the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar send urgent medical assistance to Lebanon this morning. 

Qatar began flying field hospitals and medical aid to Beirut Wednesday, to ease pressure on Lebanon's strained medical system after the previous day's devastating explosions.

Crews at Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase loaded collapsible beds, generators and burn sheets onto an Emiri Air Force C17 cargo plane, which subsequently took off for Lebanon.

It was one of four due to fly from the Gulf to the Mediterranean country Wednesday.

Officers estimated at least 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilogrammes) of aid would be flown on the inaugural flight, with two hospital units equipped with up to 550 beds due in Beirut by day's end.

 

Tens of thousands of people were left homeless and thousands more crammed into Beirut's overwhelmed hospitals for treatment following Tuesday's catastrophic incident.

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