King Abdullah and his wife Rania had a teleconference with the medical and nurse staff of three hospitals. The royals expressed his best wishes on the occasion of the fasting month of Ramadan, thanking them for their courage and stamina amid the coronacrisis.
The royal video call on Friday symbolized the gratitude of the Palace to medical staff for their efforts to protect Jordanian citizens and stressing that they lift public morale. Thus, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan has started with the expression of hope when the royals spoke to the medical and nursing staff at Prince Hamzah, Queen Alia, and King Abdullah University hospitals.
The King said he will maintain contact with medical and nursing staff, urging them to highlight any shortages in medicines or testing kits, or the need to increase testing labs, so that solutions can be reached in a timely manner.
His Majesty also expressed appreciation of the great efforts undertaken by hospital staff despite the heavy workload, noting readiness to address any difficulties some of them may be facing.
Queen Rania told the staff members that every family in every Jordanian home is praying and thinking of doctors and nurses who are on the frontline. Her Majesty thanked the medical and nursing staff for their efforts and dedication.
Jordan’s health system works well despite the exceptional circumstances
King Abdullah provided iftar meals for the medical, nursing, and on-duty staff at the three hospitals. In addition, the epidemiological investigation teams and workers at the Ministry of Health’s labs and its operations room also received iftar meals in recognition of their efforts during these hard times.
Hospital workers, and medical and nursing staff expressed appreciation for the royal gesture to check on hospitals and their cadres. They added that there are protective measures to safeguard the health of medical and nursing staff, as they undergo regular testing and are trained on how to handle COVID-19 patients.
On Friday, a number of doctors, nurses, lab technicians, nutrition specialists, and workers at isolation wards had a chance to speak with royals through their video call.