ACTNews, GAZA – Indonesia continues to provide medical assistance for the people of Palestine. Recently, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) prepared six ambulances to support health services in Palestine.
Firdaus Guritno from the ACT’s Global Humanity Response says these six ambulances will help and support health facilities in Gaza after many health facilities were destroyed due to the relentless Israeli attacks.
“These six ambulances in Gaza will serve in five governorates, namely Gaza City, North Gaza, Deir Al Balah, Khan Yunis, and Rafah. Currently, two ambulances equipped with medical tools, manned by reliable volunteers have regularly served the people of Gaza," Firdaus explained.
Firdaus adds, each ambulance has its daily operational time of up to 18 hours a day. On average, every ambulance can serve 35 patients.
"Alhamdulillah, these six ambulances are a form of the generosity of the Indonesian people to help brothers and sisters in Palestine who find it difficult to access proper health services," added Firdaus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was “scaling up its response to provide health aid for almost 200,000 people in need”, across the occupied Palestinian territory, including the occupied West Bank.
The WHO warned of “staggering health needs” across the occupied Palestinian territory, saying the conflict sparked further population displacement and exacerbated a prolonged humanitarian crisis.
“Over 77,000 people were internally displaced, and around 30 health facilities have been damaged,” WHO said, Wednesday (6/2/2021).