ACTNews, GAZA - Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s ambulances continue serving the people of Gaza, Palestine. They transport people to nearby healthcare facilities so that the patients can get immediate medical attention.
Throughout February 2021, the ambulances have assisted 127 patients that needed medical treatments. They need medical treatments for their gunshot wounds, cancer, diabetes, bone fractures, and other diseases. Some were also transported to healthcare facilities to undergo dialysis, chemotherapy, and other treatments.
Said Mukaffiy of Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained that the ambulances already have regular beneficiaries. Many of the patients who need the service of the ambulances are those who need regular medical checkups.
“The ages of the patients who benefited from the ambulances vary. Most of them were 45 to 50 years old, followed by patients aged 51 to 60 years old. Only a few of the patients were under 18 or over 60 years old,” Said reported.
The ambulances are the manifestation of Indonesia’s generosity, facilitated by ACT’s medical programs for Palestine.
Opening Job Opportunities
The benefit of the ACT’s ambulances is not limited to the assistance that it renders. In fact, it also provides job opportunities for the local Gazans who work as ambulance drivers and crew.
"We hope that we can provide dozens of ambulances in Gaza. We ask for your support and prayers, dear generous Indonesians, to provide assistance and job opportunities to more people in Gaza,” hoped Said.
Of the two Indonesian ambulances operating in Gaza, one was donated by the Padang City government.