Queen Rania Society for the Welfare of Servicemen and Families (QRSWSF)

Queen calls for expansion of welfare society’s services

June 13, 2007

(Jordan Times - Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday directed the Royal Medical Services to purchase 10 dialysis units, laser instrumentation for the treatment of benign urological tumours, electric wheelchairs and medical beds for their patients. The Queen issued the instructions during a meeting of the Higher Committee of the Queen Rania Society for the Welfare of Servicemen and Families (QRSWSF). During the meeting, attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff General Khaled Sarayreh, Queen Rania, who is the QRSWSF chairperson, stressed the importance of expanding the society’s operations and programmes by building centres across the Kingdom. The centres will provide families of military servicemen with easy access to needed services, in addition to promoting the chances for building partnerships with civic society institutions and the private and public sectors, the Queen said. She also underlined the need to draw up a plan to implement the project, specifying the needs of different areas and their priorities, to begin with the construction of the centres outside Amman.  Commending the achievements of the QRSWSF, which has, so far, launched 619 projects, she called on the participants to benefit from related experiences of the Jordan River Foundation. Highlighting the pressures on the Royal Medical Services in light of the great number of patients, Queen Rania asked the society’s administration to work towards securing necessary services. Meanwhile, chairman of the QRSWSF executive committee, General Staff Major General Abdullah Shdeifat, briefed the gathering on the society’s efforts over the past year.  As a result of QRSWSF studies, the society extended financial aid to 2,144 families, in addition to monthly assistance to 630 others. During the meeting, several beneficiaries explained how the society’s services had helped them. Following the meeting, the Queen attended a ceremony held at the military academy in Zarqa marking Army Day and the anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt. At the end of the ceremony, the Queen honoured 35 families who have benefited from the society’s services. Students from military schools performed a musical depicting the story of independence and Arabisation of the Army.