PM lays foundation stone for new Princess Basma Hospital in Irbid

Irbid, Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, on Thursday, laid the foundation stone for the new Princess Basma Hospital project and unveiled the project’s memorial plaque in the Al-Zibda area, to the south of the city of Irbid, northern Jordan.

The prime minister expressed hope that the health and medical services in the northern governorates will be integrated in 2022 after completing the project and other health sector projects, such as the rehabilitation of the Princess Rahma Children’s Hospital and the modernization and expansion projects at the King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) and hospitals operating in the north.

Al-Mulki also expressed hope that no citizen in Irbid or other northern governorates will be forced to visit hospitals and medical and treatment centers in Amman, after the completion of these projects.

The premier said the government is working to direct spending in the right way and to complete a chain and system of total services needed by citizens in each governorate, starting with the southern governorate of Tafila and then move to another governorate and provide it with needed services.

He also stressed that all development, infrastructure and service projects are subject to in-depth study to know how to direct spending towards the most important and useful ones that serve citizens.

Ministers of Public Works and Housing, Sami Halaseh, Health, Mahmoud Shiab, Water and Irrigation, Ali Ghezawi, and Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud, attended the ceremony.

Source: Jordan News Agency