Jordan prepares to build treatment centres on Syrian border

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Preparations began in Jordan to build field treatment centres for wounded Syrians near the Syrian-Jordanian border, al-Jazeera reported Tuesday (February 28th).

Syrian forces prevented about 100 Jordanian and Arab doctors from entering Syria to help residents in cities that are under siege.

Dr. Mohammed al-Khawalda, co-ordinator for the field treatment sites, told al-Jazeera that the Jordanian and Arab doctors decided in co-operation with the Arab Doctors Union and the Jordanian Doctors Union's Islamic Medical Sciences Society to establish three centres to treat wounded Syrians

Al-Khawalda said one treatment site would provide first aid and a second site will be set up for surgeries.

The third site will be inside Jordanian cities in conjunction with select hospitals, and it will include doctors to perform critical and specialised surgeries for wounded Syrians who need them.

Al-Khawalda said the treatment sites will begin operating within 48 hours, and they will be equipped with ambulances and nursing staff.

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