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Regent visits King Hussein Cancer Center

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HRH Crown Prince Hussein, the Regent, visits the King Hussein Cancer Center on April 19, 2022. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein, the Regent, on Tuesday visited the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

Crown Prince Hussein toured the KHCC’s pediatrics facilities, accompanied by HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, commending the efforts of the KHCC’s staff, and the intensive care they provide to cancer patients.

During the tour, the Regent listened to a briefing by Princess Ghida, who noted that the center has become the first destination for cancer patients in the Middle East.

KHCC’s CEO and Director General Asem Mansour said the center receives around 400 new cancer cases among children annually, and hosts nearly 90 percent of cancer pediatric patients in Jordan.

Mansour added that the center has a 352-bed capacity and receives 14,000 inpatients annually, and 250,000 cases at outpatient clinics, noting that it includes over 300 specialized doctors and 1,000 nurses.

Two floors at the KHCC have been designated for child patients, with specialized clinics, intensive care units, and chemotherapy facilities, in addition to the “Heroes Cave” child waiting area, which was refurbished upon Crown Prince Hussein’s request.

The KHCC also provides comprehensive and psychosocial support programs for children.


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