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WHO dispatches 20 tonnes of supplies to support Beirut

Top News2020-08-07

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A plane carrying 20 tonnes of supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Lebanon's capital Beirut Wednesday evening.

WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office said on Twitter that the supplies will "support treatment of patients suffering from injuries and burns as a result of the massive blast."

The office also noted that the supplies will cover 1,000 trauma interventions as well as 1,000 surgical interventions for patients.

Three hospitals in Beirut are not able operate due to the impact of the blast and those injured are being transferred to hospitals in other cities because of lack of beds.

(CGTN)

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