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CAIRO - 13 August 2020: The medical support team Egypt has decided to send to Lebanon to support efforts to treat those injured in the terrifying Beirut blast earlier this month will start their mission next Monday for a month, Beirut Arab University said.
The medical team will provide all aspects of treatment completely free of charge within the affiliated health care center To Beirut Arab University in the center of the Lebanese capital.
In a statement, the Beirut Arab University stated that the Egyptian initiative, supervised by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, includes 21 doctors from among the top professors specializing in medical faculties at prestigious Egyptian universities. They will be hosted by Beirut Arab University.
The university indicated that the medical support team that Egypt will send includes various specialties in general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, eye surgery, cardiology, psychiatric and neurological diseases, chest diseases, dermatology, gastroenterology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology.
Beirut Arab University added that medical supplies and medicines will be sent, so that Egyptian doctors provide all kinds of treatment throughout the days of the week continuously from 9:00 A.M. to 6 P.M. for those injured as a result of the devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital.
The third Egyptian plane carrying medical assistance arrived in Lebanon on Monday as part of an airlift urgently launched by Egypt to support Lebanon in the wake of the massive blast.
The plane, which was received by Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Alawi, was carrying 14 tons of medicines and wheat to cover the country's local needs after it lost its strategic stockpile following the collapse of silos in the port blast.
The airlift comes upon the directives of the Egyptian political leadership to help Lebanon in the current crisis.