ACT Sends Medical Aid to Hospital and Evacuation Sites in Gaza

ACT strived to help hospital and medical workers in Gaza by distributing medical mattresses, disposable surgical equipment, and medicines on Saturday (15/5/2021). It is hoped that the aid can be used by the hospitals to treat many injured victims.

The ACT medical mattresses are distributed to the Al Shifa hospital.
Medical mattresses from ACT distributed to the Al Shifa hospital on Saturday (5/15/2021). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap in Gaza continues to send medical aid to hospitals in Gaza. Until Saturday (5/15/2021), with the number of reported injuries amounting to 1,000, It is feared that the medical equipment in the hospitals is insufficient to treat the wounded.

For this reason, ACT strived to help hospital and medical workers in Gaza by distributing medical mattresses, disposable surgical equipment, and medicines on Saturday (15/5/2021). “Alhamdulillah, the assistance was received by the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Hopefully, it can be used by the hospital to treat the injured, considering that the mattresses might have been fully occupied as the wounded keeps arriving,” hoped Said Mukaffiy from the ACT’s Global Humanity Response team.

In many severe cases, the injured victims are required to undergo surgery. Surgical equipment is urgently needed to perform minor or major surgeries. However, along with the rising number of victims, supplies of surgical equipment are also decreasing.

The distribution of disposable surgical equipment is expected to be able to support medical workers in providing medical services quickly, with adequate equipment. “Also, with the distribution of medicines, we hope to support the patients’ recovery,” added Said Mukaffiy.

On Sunday (5/16/2021), ACT’s medical team distributed medical aid to the schools which serve as the temporary shelters for the Palestinians in the Gaza strip. Those who were severely injured and required further medical treatments had been brought to the hospital.

“Our medics will continue to help evacuate the victims, provide first aid, and bring them to the hospitals in the Gaza strip,” explained Mukaffiy.


ACT’s medical aid for the hospital in Gaza. (ACTNews)

Currently, Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard various locations in Gaza. Missiles have hit several civilian houses, schools, offices, and roads around the hospitals.

Until the sixth day of the attacks, the number of fatalities continues to increase. According to the data gathered by the ACT team on the field, it is reported that 140 Palestinians had been martyred, including 39 children and 22 women, while 1,000 others were injured due to the continuous Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. []