Efforts to Provide Medical Services to Gazan Residents

After the attack by Israeli military on Saturday (12/26/2020) that hit Al-Durrah Children’s Hospital in Gaza, the Indonesian Clinic was back in operation to help with the handling of patients who had been evacuated from the hospital to their homes.

The Indonesian Clinical Medical Team treating a patient. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - The Indonesian clinic was back in operation right after the attack on Al Durrah Hospital in Gaza. The health service, which is supported by the generosity of the Indonesian people, served patients from Wednesday (12/30/2020) to Sunday (1/3/2021).

Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that medical services provided by the medical team at the Medical Clinic were carried out in patients' homes, including in Jabalia, Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia, Jabalia Camp, and Om Al Nasser Village.

"We evacuated about 26 patients from medical facilities to their houses each day, provided home-care services to 55 patients, and provided medical services in the clinic to 225 patients who needed drug administration, wound care, and psychotherapy," reported Said, Monday (1/4/ 2021).

Said added that health services at the Indonesian Clinic were an effort to support the people of Gaza in terms of health. The Indonesian clinic serves as a solution to provide access to healthcare facilities to the people of Gaza.

Efforts to provide adequate health services, need a lot of support from philanthropists. Recently, the clinic stopped operating due to running out of operational costs.

“Medicines, electricity, fuel for the ambulance cost money. The operation of Indonesian clinics has been fueled by the support from the generous donors. Therefore, we hope that this support can continue," he explained.

The Indonesian Clinic in Gaza was first opened in November 2019 to treat those wounded in the Great March of Return or Israeli attacks. []