Morocco sends field hospital to Lebanon

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RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 13: King Mohammed VI of Morocco attends the signing of bilateral agreements at the Agdal Royal Palace on February 13, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The Spanish Royals are on a two day visit to Morocco. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the Agdal Royal Palace on February 13, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The king dispatched a military field hospital to Lebanon in the wake of this week’s deadly Beirut blast. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)

Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Thursday instructed the dispatch and deployment of a military field hospital in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which was rocked by explosions on Tuesday.

The field hospital staff includes 100 health workers, among whom are 14 doctors in various specialties, official news agency MAP reported.

The field hospital will include operating rooms, Care Unit beds, a laboratory, a radiology unit, hospitalization bloc, radiology and sterilization units, it added.

Four C-130 military planes and four cargo aircraft left the North African country on Thursday, carrying humanitarian aid, medicines, and tents for the accommodation of disaster victims.

Moroccan humanitarian aid consists of 295 tons of foodstuffs, 10 tons of medical equipment, and 11 tons of special equipment for the COVID-19 response.

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