QRCS's $400,000 progamme to support Jerusalem medi sector
July 25 2017 09:11 PM
QRCS has been in direct talks with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and Al-Makassed Hospital in
QRCS has been in direct talks with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem to make a tentative need assessment.

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Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has said a $400,000 programme is under way to support the medical sector of Jerusalem.

In a statement, QRCS said that it was watching the situation in Jerusalem closely as clashes between the Palestinians and Israeli forces continued.
According to media reports, four people have been killed and hundreds injured in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Palestinians have been protesting against the blockade of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
From the onset of the crisis, the QRCS has been in direct talks with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem to make a tentative needs assessment, depending on the developments of the ongoing impasse as updated by QRCS's Doha-based Disaster Information Management Centre (DIMC).
The QRCS has strongly censured the recent attempt by Israeli security forces to break into Al-Makassed Hospital, an action seen unjustified against a leading charity medical facility that serves Jerusalem patients free-of-charge.
A formal statement by QRCS called for respect for hospitals and medical missions, in conformity with the stipulations of the International Humanitarian Law.
In the same vein, QRCS has said it is planning to procure medical supplies for the emergency and ambulance services of PRCS, at a cost of $100,000. Also, a couple of well-equipped ambulances will be purchased at $150,000 to partly replace the PRCS's seven emergency medical service vehicles to be scrapped by the end of the year.
In support of Al-Makassed Hospital, $150,000 worth of medicines and surgical consumables will be supplied, "just in case things get worse".
Since its inception in Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2010, QRCS has implemented a number of medical and social projects for the vulnerable Palestinians, exceeding $15mn in value.



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