ACT Intensifies Medical Assistance for Gaza in a Week

This week, medical assistance became the most widely implemented for the people of Gaza. The assistance includes the addition of a pre-hospital ambulance and the opening of additional four Indonesian clinics in Gaza.

ACT's medical team
ACT's medical team and ambulance in Gaza take patients to the hospital. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Last week, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) implemented many medical aid programs for the people of Gaza. Two additional units of pre-hospital ambulance are currently being assembled. The team are modifying the cars, installing sirens and aluminum coating among others.

Apart from ambulances, ACT added four Indonesian clinics in Gaza City, Central Gaza, Khan Yunis, and Rafah. These clinics will massively help ACT's medical services. Previously, there was only one clinic in North Gaza.

There are general practitioners (GP) and specialists at the Indonesian clinics. Firdaus Guritno from ACT’s Global Humanity Response explains that the clinic in Gaza City has a pediatric clinic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation center.

Insha Allah, each clinic can accommodate up to 1,000 patients per month. Hence, if these five clinics from ACT are active simultaneously, they will provide free medical services and medicines for at least 5,000 patients every month,” said Firdaus, Saturday (6/18/2021).

In addition to medical assistance, ACT is also trying to increase the distribution of ready-to-eat meals and clean water. Firdaus explained this week, ACT added two units of Mobile Water Tank and Humanity Food Truck each. Each vehicle will serve in a certain governorate in Gaza to expand the aid distribution.

The Palestinian waqf houses are still under construction. The building is prepared for the displaced Gazan families in Jabalia. On the coast of Gaza, ACT Palestine is preparing for the construction of waqf fishing boats. These boats will later be given to fishing families in Gaza who have long lived below the poverty line.[]