Health Ministry receives donations to counter COVID-19

Multiple Jordanian companies and institutions Tuesday announced donations to the Health Ministry in its efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations came from the Jordan Phosphates Mines Company which offered JOD300,000, al-Kasih Food Production Company, JOD20,000, and regular courts judges who donated JOD100,000.

Members of the Lower House of Parliament decided to deduct JOD100,000 from their budget to support the ministry’s anti-coronavirus effort. The Senate also said that the Social Responsibility Fund will give JOD100,000.

Telecom and Internet provider Zain pledged 24 medical beds to the King Abdullah University Hospital in the Irbid Governorate. The three major telecommunications companies in the Kingdom earlier had announced free browsing for students who will use the Education Ministry’s e-learning platform “DARSAK.”

The Hikma Pharmaceuticals Company also pledged two million dinars worth of drugs to the ministry, while the chambers of industry of Jordan, Amman, Irbid and Zarqa collectively donated JOD70,000.

The Aqaba Provincial Council also committed JOD100,000 to the ministry.

Source: Jordan News Agency