In support of health services in Gaza, Qatar Charity (QC) provided a kidney dialysis machine to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Indonesian Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip in co-operation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The implementation of the project came in light of the inability of the hospital to meet the needs of emergency cases including kidney dialysis and artificial respiration.
The machine, which has been provided at a cost of about QR150,000, benefits around 30 cases per month.
The project contributes to saving the lives of patients and, at the same time, reduces the cost of transporting them from the Indonesian Hospital to other hospitals, which have relevant facilities.
According to engineer Mohamed Abu Halub, director of QC’s office in the Gaza Strip, the project aims to facilitate dialysis in the ICU of the Indonesian Hospital.
Dr Shawqi Salem, director of the Indonesian Hospital, thanked the benefactors in Qatar for their continued generous donations, which contribute to the support of the hospital and the provision of urgent needs in order to serve the critical patients, pointing out that the dialysis machine will alleviate the suffering of patients resulting from their mobility between governorates.
Salem said, “The machine will contribute to protecting patients from risks and saving money, and, above all, this will keep patients with renal failure healthy.”
At the beginning of this year, QC’s office in the Gaza Strip has implemented a project to improve the services of the surgical department at the Indonesian Hospital of the Gaza Strip, by proving Harmonic Scalpel, a surgical instrument, in co-operation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
More than 350,000 residents of the northern Gaza Strip benefit from the services provided under the project, which is valued at more than QR182,000. It results in reducing the waiting lists of patients, as they used to wait longer in the queue to receive health services due to the lack of the advanced surgical instrument, thus exposing them to the risk of complications and the deterioration in their health condition.
The health sector of the Gaza Strip receives special attention from QCy, especially in light of the siege, the shortage of medicines and medical consumables, and the worsening suffering of patients. The volume of support for this field during the last six years has amounted to more than QR65mn.