ACTNews, GAZA – Pre-hospital ambulances from the Generous Benefactors have never stopped operating. Along with medical personnel, the ambulance took the injured Gazans to the hospital or returned home for outpatient treatment. In a day, there are at least 35 patients to carry by the ambulances which are the donation result of the Generous Benefactors.
Said Mukaffiy from the ACT’s Global Humanity Response (GHR) Team said that the number of Palestinians in Gaza who require medical treatment has increased due to recent Israeli major aggression. It is estimated that from June to July the ambulances will facilitate up to 2.100 Palestinians.
“The operation of the ambulances will be very crowded because of the large number of patients. According to the data gathered by the GHR team, approximately 8.900 people were injured in Gaza,” explained Mukaffiy, Sunday (6/6/2021).
Mukaffiy continued that the pre-hospital ambulances can facilitate the Gazans up to 18 hours per day. The ambulances are also complemented with medical personnel and volunteers who are always ready to serve whenever needed.
“Patients who have finished their treatment at the hospital are mostly still not fully recovered. Some patients use wheelchairs and need assistance to walk. The ACT volunteers help the patients to stay comfortable when they are lifted to the ambulance or when they get home. They help to ensure that the patients are in good condition,” said Mukaffiy.
Currently, there are two available and actively operated ambulances in Gaza. The number is expected to increase since another new ambulance is currently being assembled and painted. Later, when the ambulance is ready to operate, the three ambulances will be on standby in each governorate of Gaza, namely Rafah, Deir Al Balah, and Gaza City.