Saudi Arabia's King Salman directs donation to rebuild Ibn Al-Khatib hospital in Iraq

Saudi embassy in Baghdad said the gesture was a gift from King Salman to the Iraqi people

  
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz gives virtual speech during the 15th annual G20 Leaders' Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 22, 2020. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz gives virtual speech during the 15th annual G20 Leaders' Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 22, 2020. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered to rebuild a hospital in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, that was destroyed in a fire.

At least 82 people were killed and 110 injured after a fire broke out on April 24 at the Ibn Al-Khatib hospital that was designated for COVID-19 patients.

The Saudi embassy in Iraq made the announcement of the king’s directives “based on the ties of brotherhood, good neighborliness, and the historical relations between the two countries and peoples,” SPA said.

The embassy said the gesture was a gift from King Salman to the Iraqi people and to stand by them following the hospital fire incident.

Saudi Arabia also said it will take on critical cases to provide them with medical care in the Kingdom’s hospitals at the king’s expense.

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