ACTNews, GAZA – The number of ambulances donated to the Palestinian people by Generous Friends has increased. It was the turn of the ambulance donated by the people of South Tangerang to pave the ground in Gaza at the end of April. This ambulance was also the 19th provided by Indonesia through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT).
"After several months of assembly and the addition of various supporting equipment, Alhamdulillah, this ambulance has been operating in Gaza City for the past month," Firdaus Guritno of the Global Humanity Network Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team said on Friday (5/20/2022).
This ambulance can operate for 18 hours and transport 35 patients per day. These ambulances have been operated in Gaza City for the past month, transporting 1,050 patients to and from hospitals.
Gazans will not have to worry about costs because these ambulances will be provided free of charge. The doctors and trained volunteers will provide excellent care to the patients. Various medical equipment is housed inside the ambulance to assist the team in providing emergency medical services to the patients they transport.
"Because this ambulance has an operating area in Gaza, it will also collaborate with clinics supported by ACT there. The patients will receive free ambulance services, medical services, and medications from ACT clinics," Firdaus stated.
According to Tahany Qaseem, Branch Manager of ACT Palestine, getting an ambulance in Gaza is difficult. One of the major issues is the limited number of cars that can be converted into ambulances. "The closure of the border makes it difficult for us to obtain cars that meet the criteria for ambulances from outside Gaza. However, we continue to optimize the procurement of more ambulances in Gaza, thanks to the tremendous efforts of ACT and philanthropists," Tahany stated.