Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, inaugurated this Thursday the Saudi-funded "Riyadh Intensive Care Unit" at the Makassed General Hospital in Beirut.
The Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the most advanced medical devices and up-to-date apparatuses of international specifications, upon a donation by the Saudi Kingdom.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Deputy Prime Minister, Caretaker Public Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani, represented by Dr. Bahij Arbid, former Minister, Vice President of "Al-Waleed Humanitarian Foundation" Laila Solh, and accredited ambassadors of Kuwait, Iraq, Tunisia and Algeria.
Representatives of the ambassadors of the UAE, Egypt and Sultanate of Oman, were also present.
In his improvised speech, Ambassador Bukhari underlined the Saudi Kingdom's humanitarian message, with its relentless keenness to serving mankind wherever it exists.
"Saudi Arabia consistently works on consecrating the principles of humanity through giving, and by providing all programs that deal with human issues," Bukhari corroborated.
Ambassador Bukhari also brought to attention Saudi Arabia's being listed amongst the world's largest countries in providing grants, aid and relief programs.
Bukhari said today's inauguration affirms the Kingdom's unwavering humanitarian march in the service of mankind, keen by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudi envoy also disclosed that "King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works" is in the process of launching an urgent relief campaign for all those affected in the Syrian refugee camps in the localities of Arsal, Akkar and the Bekaa, upon the orientations of the Saudi leadership.
Attendees then toured the freshly-inaugurated ICU Center, having firsthand look at the various up-to-date improvised chambers and sectors.
Source: National News Agency