Supporting Gaza’s Public Health System During the Pandemic

Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s medical volunteers continue to provide medical services and free ambulance for the people of Gaza. Thanks to the generosity of Indonesian benefactors, Aksi Cepat Tanggap has been able to ease the problems faced by the health system in Gaza especially amid the pandemic.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap's medical volunteers continue to provide free medical services to the people of Gaza by visiting their houses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Gaza authorities have closed medical facilities and prevent them from operating to prevent the spread of Covid-19. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – For a month, Aksi Cepat Tanggap has been serving the people of Gaza by providing medical assistance and free ambulance service through Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s medical volunteers. The team traveled to Jabalia, one of the most densely populated by internally displaced persons. They also reached Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia, Om Al Naser Village, and Shyiekh Radwan. More than 3,700 people benefitted from the free mobile clinic.

Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response - ACT team reported that most of the patients coming for treatments suffered from diabetes, injuries, paralysis, kidney failure, and hernia. Some also came for postoperative wound care. Most of the patients aged 45-50 and were males.

"The medical volunteers provided medical services to the people of Gaza by visiting their homes one after another. This is one of the efforts to support the struggle of the Palestinians, funded our generous friends, especially during the pandemic,” added Said, Thursday (10/15). For this reason, ACT strives to continue to assist the people of Gaza who need medical assistance in compliance with health protocols.

Based on reports from the Palestinian news agency WAFA, as of Thursday (10/15) no Covid-19 related deaths were reported in Gaza over the past 24 hours. In the West Bank, the number of deaths from Covid-19 increased by eight. During the last 24 hours 361 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded and 201 patients were declared recovered. Over 55,000 Covid-19 cases were recorded as of October 15 in Palestine. []