Prince Faisal Hospital overcrowded, personnel overworked, say officials

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AMMAN — Chairman of the Zarqa Governorate Council Majid Al-Khudari deplored the Ministry of Health’s lack of responsiveness in meeting the needs of Prince Faisal Hospital in Al-Rusaifeh area, in the Zarqa governorate, by providing adequate medical and nursing staff despite continuing demands, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

The Prince Faisal Hospital, the only public hospital in Rusaifeh, is seriously overcrowded, especially in the emergency department, and suffers from a severe shortage of medical and nursing staff and beds, he said.

Khudari reiterated the need to lend support to the hospital, hire specialized doctors and other medical personnel, and expand it; he urged the minister of health to visit the hospital and to familiarize himself with the reality, to witness the overcrowding, saying that the occupancy rate stands at over 90 percent.

He stressed that the solution to the problems of Prince Faisal Hospital lies in expanding it substantially, adding that there is a project to expand the hospital through an international grant of JD10 million, but the project is still stalled.

The hospital’s emergency department has only three doctors who look after more than 500 patients daily, which constitutes a great burden on the department and its staff, according to the hospital’s Director Gazi Sharkas.

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