Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday visited a number of injured Palestinians evacuated from the Gaza Strip for receiving treatment in Qatar. He was accompanied by HE the Minister of State for International Co-operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid AlKhater.
The Egyptian minister visited a group of wounded adults at The View Hospital along and another group of wounded children at Sidra Medicine.
During his tour of the two hospitals, Dr Abdel Ghaffar was briefed on the health condition of the wounded Palestinians and the nature of their injuries, and listened to an explanation from officials and doctors about their treatment plans, the conditions of their stay and the facilities provided to them throughout the treatment period.
Dr Abdel Ghaffar appreciated the treatment provided by Qatar for the wounded Palestinians in the state-of-the-art hospitals with distinguished medical staff and the latest medical equipment which ensures the provision of high-quality healthcare.
On the co-ordination between Qatar and Egypt, he said it contributed to the success of the initiative to treat the wounded Palestinians in Doha.
For her part, HE AlKhater expressed Qatar's appreciation for the close co-operation with Egypt, especially the Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Red Crescent, in treating the wounded Palestinians, noting in this regard that most of the wounded received treatment first in Egypt before being transferred to Qatar for further treatment.
Qatar has so far received 15 batches of injured Palestinians for treatment, as part of the initiative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to provide treatment for 1,500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.
The initiative is a continuation of Qatar's steadfast support and its ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, in co-operation with various regional and international partners, in the backdrop of the current difficult humanitarian conditions in the Strip. (QNA)