King lays foundation stone for King Hussein Cancer Center Aqaba project

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(Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the King Hussein Cancer Center’s (KHCC) King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein Building in Aqaba, according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

The facility will provide medical care to cancer patients in the southern governorates, instead of them having to head to Amman to seek the proper care.

King Abdullah, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, listened to remarks by HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and Center.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone, Princess Ghida thanked His Majesty for his ongoing support for KHCC and KHCF.

Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Chief Commissioner Nayef Al-Fayez, and Aqaba Governor Khaled Hajjaj, as well as members of the board of trustees of the KHCF and KHCC, attended the ceremony.

The first phase of the project will be launched in the third quarter of 2024, with the four-story building extending over an area of 6,738 square meters and employing 90 medical and supporting staff members.

The KHCC’s Aqaba facility will provide comprehensive medical services to cancer patients, including early detection, chemo and radiation therapy, laboratories, colonoscopy, pain management, a pharmacy, and home care.

The establishment of the Aqaba project is in line with KHCC’s vision to bolster its role as a national institution for cancer treatment.

The project is part of the center’s expansion plan, which also included the inauguration of the Samih Darwazah Oncology Center at Al-Bashir Hospital in 2021.

More facilities are also planned around the KHCC headquarters in Amman, such as a center for cancer patients, a radiation therapy facility, outpatient clinics, and research laboratories.