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    Jordan's Minister of Public Works, Mohammad El-Farhan, on Sunday (10 October) decorated engineers for their work on the new Amman Hospital.

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    Jordan's Minister of Public Works, Mohammad El-Farhan, on Sunday (10 October) decorated engineers for their work on the new Amman Hospital. The decorations were presented on behalf of the King.

    Designed and constructed by a Belgium-French-Jordanian consortium, the hospital is expected to form the nucleus of Jordan's first National School of Medicine. On Sunday, a party of Ministers, including the acting Prime Minister, Ahmad El-Louzy, toured the completed parts of the hospital. They were shown the latest electronic equipment to be used in operating theatres and some of the new wards.

    SYNOPSIS: Amman's new 13-story hospital, which is due to be opened soon, was visited by Jordanian Ministers on Sunday to decorate the French-Belgian-Jordanian engineers for their work in designing and construction. The Ministers listened to lectures illustrated with graphs and charts of the hospital's construction before setting off on a tour of the building.

    The new hospital will be the base for the first undergraduate medical training school in Jordan. Over 600 patients will be treated in the new wards, and the latest electronic equipment has been installed to enable the hospital to be a pace-setter in the development of modern techniques of medical care. The emphasis has been on labour saving design, and the full use of modern equipment.

    Jordanian authorities expect the hospital to be the nucleus of the future National School of Medicine. It is hoped that its completion will create pressure for the improvement of other hospital facilities throughout Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50V12FTENB74DFWEK8SGPRS0R
    Media URN:
    VLVA50V12FTENB74DFWEK8SGPRS0R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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