The People of Gaza Still Need Medical Assistance

Gaza residents who were wounded in clashes with Israel still need regular medical assistance. Sadly, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, many clinics have been closed to curb transmission.

The People of Gaza Still Need Medical Assistance' photo
Aksi Cepat Tanggap's medical volunteers serving patients at the Indonesian Clinic in Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - Aksi Cepat Tanggap continues its health programs for the people of Gaza that has been running smoothly thanks to the support of the Indonesian people through Indonesia Dermawan and Aksi Cepat Tanggap.

Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response - ACT stated that health programs are among the most urgently needed humanitarian programs by the Gazans during the pandemic. To avoid transmission, many health clinics have been closed. Gaza doesn’t have adequate facilities to deal with large number of Covid-19 cases.

"Our clinic continues to run, but sometimes they had to visit the patients directly in their houses to comply with the health protocols. This October our clinic and ambulance have continued running,” added Said.

In October, over 3,100 patients visited the Indonesian Clinic. They came for the treatment of their gunshot wounds, infectious wounds, head trauma, gastritis, influenza, renal diseases, and diabetes.

Throughout October, 289 people have benefitted from the Indonesian Ambulance, majority of whom are patients over 60 years old. The ambulance carried them to and from the Indonesian Clinic and other health facilities. It also carried Palestinians that are going from health facilities to the Erez crossing. We hope that our kindness can continue supporting their struggle,” concluded Said. []