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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Amman hospitals tour

Queen Rania continues support for injured and their families

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - Amman) Three days on, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah continued her visits to the capital’s hospitals to support and follow up on the recovery of those wounded in Wednesday's attacks, which left dozens of civilians dead and many injured.

As she walked through the wards of the hospitals, on Saturday, Her Majesty spoke words of consolation and encouragement to those still grieving the tragic loss of loved ones.

At the Al-Bashir Hospital, Queen Rania discussed with the patients their health and their recovery, listening to them as they narrated their stories from the explosions, which occurred Wednesday night, targeting the Radisson SAS, the Grand Hyatt and the Days Inn hotels.

Speaking with the medical staff there, Queen Rania also reiterated the need to deal with the emotional and psychological traumas suffered by the victims through continued counseling and treatment, to enable them to come to terms with the unimaginable and sudden loss of loved ones.

Visiting the Arab Medical Center, where several of those who were critically injured received treatment, the Queen was heartened at the sight of resilient survivors who spoke of their determination to resume their normal lives, stressing that the visits and support of Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania had given them the strength to persevere, in spite of the emotional scars brought about by the attacks.

At the Speciality Hospital, Queen Rania met several Arab patients, who were injured, offering them her support and sympathy.

The Queen also visited the Blood Bank, commending the efforts of the medical staff and ordinary citizens who have donated blood to those in need.

In the last three days, Queen Rania has made repeated visits to several hospitals in Amman to support the victims and follow up on their conditions.