Egypt dispatches medical delegation of university professors to Lebanon

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research dispatched a medical delegation of 21 medical professors from various Egyptian universities, including the al-Azhar University, to provide medical support to the Beirut Arab University Hospital.

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar on Sunday explained that this delegation emerged from orders by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to help the Lebanese people recover from the wake of the Beirut explosion.

This delegation includes doctors specialized in general surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, burn surgery, urology, pediatrics and ear, nose and throat, alongside psychiatric professors.

He added that the ministry has also provided large amounts of medicine and medical supplies to be transported via military plane to the Beirut Arab University Hospital.

Coordination is underway with the President of Beirut Arab University and the Lebanese health authorities to consider providing human resources on a regular basis based on the needs of the Beirut Arab University Hospital, he explained.

Supporting the Lebanese people is part of Egypt’s duty in helping all friendly countries, Abdel-Ghaffar said.

Egypt has launched a relief program to support Lebanon’s recovery from a catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on August 4, which killed at least 200 people and injured over 4,000.

The aid extends over four phases, covering all aspects of relief required. Egypt’s ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Elwi has said that Egypt’s aid includes medicines, medical supplies, specialized medical teams, foodstuffs and materials for the reconstruction effort.

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