ACTNews, GAZA - Three weeks after its opening, nearly a thousand people have visited the Indonesian Medical Clinic for Palestine. Located in northern, the clinic has become the destination for those who need medical attention.
From December 13 to December 22, 452 patients visited the Indonesian Clinic for Gaza. There were more patients that have been treated this week compared to the previous week, from December 7 to 12, which recorded the total of 344 patients.
Andi Noor Faradiba from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) team – Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained, the patients mostly suffer from the symptoms of gastroenteritis, hypertension, diarrhea, pneumonia, and symptoms of respiratory diseases. "They also come to treat their wounds such as burns, injuries, and amputation marks," Faradiba said.
The majority of patients were treated last week aged 45-50 years with the number of male patients four times more than women. This week, many of the patients were around 18-25 years old. "More than half of the patients came to treat their wounds," Faradiba said. According to data from the Indonesian Medical Clinic Team in Gaza, 66% of health services are provided for the wounded victims, while 34% services are for other diseases.
The Indonesian Medical Clinic for Palestine, which also provides orthopedic and vascular medical treatments, brings hope and is well-received by all governors in Gaza, especially to serve the wounded victims of Israeli attacks.
At present, there are seven employees at the Indonesian Clinic, consisting of three medics, a pharmacist, and three administrative officers. "There is also a clinic manager, an orthopedist, a vascular doctor, a nurse, a pharmacologist, a receptionist, and an office-boy," Faradiba concluded.