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October 21 2021 2:37 PM ˚

Health ministry to open life support programs center

Ministry of Health building
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AMMAN — Jordan's health minister Monday said the health ministry will open a center that would offer life support programs accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).اضافة اعلان

In a meeting with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Sarah Avrillaud, to discuss training cooperation, Minister of Health Feras Hawari said the center, which is slated to open next week, is the first center dedicated to offer training for the staff of the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The center will offer MoH staff training in accordance with the latest international standards and as per the AHA standards.

The programs suggested would provide the ministry's staff with the skills they need to treat urgent heart failure cases, Hawari said, adding that the trainees will be trained at the hands of trainers accredited by the AHA.

He said there will be practical and paper-based exams for those who would take the programs.

The ICRC agreed to fund the establishment of a training center at the ministry headquarters. It would offer training on how to act in case of emergency. In addition, it would offer training on how medical staff can protect themselves in case they were attacked.

The ICRC also pledged to support the MoH in its national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 through providing logistical support, vaccination equipment and transport support for vaccination teams.

The ICRC also offered JD34,000 worth of medical equipment to Karak Public Hospital.

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