Egyptian medics arrive in Beirut to offer assistance to people wounded in explosion
Saturday، 15 August 2020 - 02:19 PM
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport received on Saturday 15/08/2020 an Egyptian plane carrying medical staff and surgeons sent by Egypt to offer medical assistance to Lebanon to help people wounded in a massive deadly explosion that hit Beirut ten days ago.
Earlier, Egyptian President Abdel fattah El Sisi issued directives on establishing an airlift between Cairo and Beirut to carry large amounts of food aid and other relief supplies to the Lebanese people, stressing that the airlift should be grouping a specialised medical staff to help offer medical assistance to those harmed by the blast which left about 6,000 persons wounded.
The Beirut Arab University Healthcare Center (BAUHC) is hosting the Egyptian medical staff which groups 21 senior specialized doctors from major, prestigious Egyptian universities.
The Egyptian plane also contained about half a ton of medical and surgical tools and supplies on board.
Two other planes, each of them carrying 14 tons of urgent relief aid, are due to land in Lebanon later in the day as part of the second phase of the Egyptian airlift.