Acting UNRWA Lebanon Director Hakam Shahwan, right, checks on patient Ibrahim Jaber during the KDU opening ceremony at the Beddawi Camp, March 17, 2017. (Photo by Maysoun Mustafa, UNRWA)
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The first kidney dialysis treatment center for Palestinian refugees in northern Lebanon opened its doors Friday. The new medical facility, located in the Beddawi refugee camp, will end the need for patients to travel to distant hospitals for treatment.The new unit in Beddawi has seven kidney dialysis machines, seven beds, one intensive care room and one quarantine room for the treatment of communicable diseases. According to the UNRWA statement, the "latest modern medical equipment" will be made available to treat the approximately 35 patients in need of dialysis treatment, from both the Syrian and Lebanese Palestinian refugee communities in the north.
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