$1.9 million project launched to rehabilitate, equip 3 RMS health facilities

Project, launched by Japan, UNOPS, seeks to enhance operational capacity of medical services

The female surgical ward at King Hussein Hospital in Amman is seen in this photo following rehabilitation in cooperation with UNOPS and the Japanese government. (Photo: Handout from UNOPS)
AMMAN — Japan and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) launched a new project on Tuesday to enhance the operational capacity of the Royal Medical Services (RMS) in response to COVID-19 pandemic.اضافة اعلان

The project, worth $1.9 million funded by Japan will rehabilitate and equip three health facilities in Amman, Karak, and Tafileh, a statement from UNOPS said.

The project is expected to directly benefit around 730,000 Jordanians and Syrian refugees, according to the statement.

The project follows the completion of another implemented by Japan, UNOPS, and the RMS that rehabilitated and equipped the female surgical, pediatric, and renal dialysis facilities in the King Hussein Medical City in Amman.

“We acknowledge the great importance of RMS’ role in the health sector in Jordan and appreciate its continuous efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Japanese Ambassador to Jordan Shimazaki Kaoru was quoted as saying in the statement.

“I hope that this project contributes to improving the urgent operational capacity of RMS in order to mitigate negative impacts of serious disease such as COVID-19 and to provide vulnerable people including Syrian refugees with medical services,” the ambassador added.

For his part, Director General of the RMS Brig. Gen. Abdullah Omeish said expressed appreciation for the Japanese government’s support of improving RMS’ organizational capabilities, noting that “the new project, which is extended also to the southern region, will further improve safety and quality of the health services provided by RMS. I am very proud of the collaboration and friendship with the Japanese government and UNOPS.”

“Building on our long-standing partnerships with the government of Japan, UNOPS is proud to support the RMS in implementing the much needed health sector initiatives amidst the current extraordinary global health challenges. I am pleased that, together with our partners, UNOPS is able to contribute to strengthening one of Jordan’s key health facilities for the benefit of all,” Muhammad Usman Akram, director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman, said.

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