Ammon News, Culture & Society

Ministers of Public Works, Health check on Bashir Hospital’s expansion project


[4/5/2020 10:45:03 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Public Works and Housing, Falah Amoush, and Health Minister, Dr. Saad Jaber, on Sunday visited the USAID-funded expansion project of the emergency department at Al-Bashir Hospital, scheduled to be operational in the coming weeks as a new tender will be issued for furniture and equipment. The $22-million project, with a capacity of 150 beds, aims to alleviate overcrowding at the Hospital, which is the ministry's largest hospitals in the Kingdom. Amoush said the expansion project came after repeated visits of His Majesty King Abdullah II, during which he stressed the need to raise the efficiency and preparedness of the hospital, which provides daily and around-the-clock medical care to large numbers of patients. "The new 21,000-square-metre emergency building will be equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment, with a capacity of 147 beds as well as operating and intensive care rooms," he added. For his part, the Minister of Health highlighted that the new addition comes to develop emergency services at Al-Bashir Hospital which receives more than 600.000 patients annually, noting that the building has a special structure that allows rapid procedures in receiving patients and classifying their cases. "The development and maintenance project started back in 2002 through three different stages, at a cost of about JD74 million," he added.

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Jordanians in US urged to comply with COVID-19 safety measures


[4/2/2020 10:16:29 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian embassy in Washington on Thursday called on Jordanian community members to comply with the safety and prevention measures, issued by the local and federal authorities in the United States, to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, the embassy asked Jordanians residing in the US to call on 2029662664 or 2029662861 during working hours from 9 am to 3 pm, and at 20202949522 or 2027402533 outside working hours, in case of emergency. It also asked them to contact the Foreign Ministry’s operations department on 0096265735166, or the National Call Center on 2025164355.

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Crown Prince participates in distribution of in-kind aid in Irbid


[3/31/2020 9:42:02 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, with the participation of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Monday distributed in-kind assistance and food supply packages in Irbid. The assistance comes in response to the current extraordinary conditions, and is distributed to a number of municipalities and local councils in the Kingdom, to be provided to citizens in need.

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64-year-old man dies from COVID-19 in Jordan


[3/29/2020 4:40:57 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Sa'ad Jaber, on Sunday night confirmed that a 64-year-old man had succumbed to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Crown Prince Foundation launches new youth activities


[3/24/2020 5:27:35 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) on Tuesday launched a series of events and activities through its social media platforms, to contribute in motivating the youth to stay home and invest their time positively. The launched events came in line with the national efforts to encourage community members to stay at their homes and abide by the curfew, in order to help Jordan overcome the challenge and curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the CPF said. Activities include posting awareness raising leaflets about the COVID-19, motivational messages for youth to adhere to instructions and be positive community members, mainly during this period, in addition to a series of training and volunteer opportunities and self-learning courses. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah is committed to building a bright future for Jordan’s youth by inspiring and driving their engagement to improve community's well-being, leadership and participation, innovation and entrepreneurship and technical/vocational education. The Foundation’s initiatives extend throughout the Kingdom’s governorates and affirm His Royal Highness' belief that youth can excel if given the proper skills and means to become capable, active citizens within their communities.

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Distance learning platform goes online


[3/22/2020 6:27:22 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Education on Sunday launched a comprehensive distance learning platform to all public schools students (for grades 1-12) and two new television channels broadcasting televised lessons from the ministry’s curricula. Minister of Education Tayseer al-Nua'imi said the "www.darsak.gov.jo" platform will offer classes from 07:00AM to 04:00PM, urging all students to log in to the platform to catch up with their education. Speaking at a joint press conference with other ministers, Al-Nua'imi said parents will have to maintain a close follow-up of their children, plan their classes and ensure they do their daily homework. He added that the electronic content of the platform will be backed up by classes broadcast by two JRTV-run channels (Jo Darsak 1 & 2). The minister of education said that the electronic content of the platform was prepared in cooperation between the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship and other partners. Al-Nua'imi underlined the importance of students following up on the platform every day, warning that the students would lose their right to browse the content if they miss one day. With regard to international programs students, the minister said his ministry is coordinating with the concerned international institutions and bodies, including Cambridge, Oxford, Edexcel, the College Board and the International Baccalaureate, on the transition to distance learning via e-learning and TV broadcasting . He said that the ministry asked these bodies to reschedule the exams until the students return to their schools. Al-Nua'imi revealed that the ministry will launch a training program for teachers to enable them to harness education technology and design electronic content and means for assessing student's performance.

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Health Ministry hails media on coronavirus awareness campaign


[3/9/2020 3:55:26 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Health Monday praised the media and social media platforms for promoting and making a success its awareness campaign on the prevention of the novel coronavirus and global and local fears on its spread. It also commended official institutions for their efforts, which were made through the spokespeople of the ministries and public entities through workshops and initiatives they launched to educate the public about the risks of the outbreak. The ministry said it will continue issuing brochures, guides and other materials and regular briefs through the National Committee for Epidemics and to follow up on publications and posts in the media and social media. It advised media outlets to rely on specialists and official sources for accurate information and shun rumour for the "health security" of the citizens.

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