ACTNews, GAZA – In the last four months, more than 26,000 Palestinians in Gaza have received medical assistance from Indonesian ambulances. The number of beneficiaries also increases because the ambulances operate every day.
Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team explains almost every day there are attacks in Gaza that cause many citizens to be injured. Thus, the availability of ambulances is crucial to be able to provide first aid to the victims.
"With ambulances, we can immediately take patients to the nearest hospital so they can receive treatment to save their lives," said Mukaffiy, Wednesday (9/1/2021).
Apart from assisting the injured victims, the ambulances also provide treatment to Gazans who suffer from various diseases.
“They have had difficulty meeting their food needs and access to proper health care. They don't have money to take their sick family members to the doctor and buy medicine,” said Mukaffiy.
There have been 11 Ambulances from Indonesian benefactors in Gaza. Mukaffiy says the number will increase this year. Ambulances will operate in five governorates in Gaza. In one month, per ambulance can provide medical services for 1,050 patients.
ACT will add a pre-hospital ambulance with supporting medical equipment in the cabin. It is expected to help paramedics perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), use the AED (automated external defibrillator), and initial post-resuscitation care.
"In the ambulance, there is a cabinet for storing drugs and medical equipment. Other equipment that will be in the ambulance is a vital sign monitor, first aid kit, resuscitation equipment, and a chair for a doctor," concluded Mukaffiy.