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October 18 2021 4:48 PM ˚

KHCC to take over operations of Al-Bashir oncology department — MoH

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health signed in August a cooperation agreement with the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), according to a ministry press statement on Friday.اضافة اعلان

As per the agreement, the KHCC would assume the supervisory, administrative, and operational responsibilities of the Department of Oncology and Hematology at Al-Bashir Hospital.

The ministry said that this arrangement would save the government JD8 million annually, as Bashir Hospital would be able to provide in-house treatment, without the need to transfer patients to the KHCC.

The statement cited the KHCC’s expertise, and management style as the reasons for its selection to operate the hospital’s oncology department, adding that both patients and hospital staff stand to benefit.

Through the agreement, the ministry hopes to provide “the best medical care and treatment,” according to the statement, in line with international best practices, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In response to rumors regarding the timing of the agreement, the announcement for which comes weeks after the death of a young girl at the hospital, a source at the Ministry of Health who spoke to Jordan News on condition of anonymity said that "there was no acceleration or deceleration in taking or implementing (the agreement). We did it when time allowed us to do so."

The source stressed that the ministry continuously works to improve the level of quality of the medical services its hospitals, health centers, and medical personnel.

“The ministry has started implementing specific plans to train health cadres in government hospitals,” the source explained. “This is just a small part of a big and significant plan the ministry is working on to improve medical care in Jordan."

"Citizens must know that we work tirelessly to ensure everyone’s safety, because at the end preserving human's health is a priority for us," he concluded.
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