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    A Lavish new hospital which was opened in Jordan on January I is not yet operating fully, because of staff shortage.

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    A Lavish new hospital which was opened in Jordan on January I is not yet operating fully, because of staff shortage. There are only 13 doctors and 60 nurses to the Amman Civil Hospital, which is scheduled fore an official inauguration ceremony under the patronage of King Hussein on April 28. During its first month only 85 patients were treated, among them 38 surgery cases.

    The hospital, in a suburb 10 kilometres north of the centre of Amman, is as well equipped as any in the world, having the latest medical and electronic devices. It has been founded with the promise that is will accept patients form anywhere in the world. The hospital is associated with Jordan University, and will be training centre for medical students, nurses and medical technicians.

    The 650 bed hospital has fifteen floors, including two below ground. It was built and equipped by Eni-Impex, a French-belgian consortium. The first phase, now in operation, includes 132 beds covering most general services. There is also a burn unit, intensive care unit and emergency department in the first phase.

    SYNOPSIS: Jordan has a new lavish hospital. It's situated in a suburb of Amman, close to the University of Jordan, which will use its facilities for training doctors, nurses and medical technicians.

    The first phase came into operation at the beginning of the year. But although it includes 132 beds, only 85 people were treated in the first month the hospital was functioning. The reason is a shortage of trained doctors and nurses.

    There are only 13 doctors and sixty nurses at the hospital so far, and the first phase is unlikely to be operating fully when an inauguration ceremony is held on April 28. The ceremony will be performed by King Hussein, and it'll be followed by a medical conference. Doctors from all over the world have been invited. They'll see round the fifteen-storey building, which has two floors underground and boasts the latest in medical and electronic equipment. Everything from emergency treatment to food distribution has been planned on the most up-to-date principles.

    A French and Belgian consortium built and equipped the hospital, which was opened with the declaration that it would accept patients from anywhere in the world. The fees will be heavily subsidised, because the government wants to make medical care available to everybody.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XPHYK3YJLDNYZ3MG7HH7MO6P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XPHYK3YJLDNYZ3MG7HH7MO6P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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