Qatar Charity (QC)'s office in Palestine has provided medical equipment and supplies to Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF) in co-operation with the Ministry of Health in Palestine.
The organisation has supplied medical and laboratory equipment to the orthopaedic department operated by Doctors without Borders at Nasser Medical Complex in southern Gaza Strip to enhance medical services provided to Palestinian patients.
The project aims to improve the quality of medical services, healthcare and surgery provided by medical facilities and reduce pressure on healthcare providers in the Gaza Strip, QC has said in a statement.
"The project aims to reduce the healthcare costs for Palestinian patients. Qatar Charity works to promote medical services in the Gaza strip amid the dire humanitarian conditions the Palestinian people are witnessing due to the severe shortage and economic challenges that health facilities are suffering from. This negatively impacts the health of patients," said Mohamed Abu Haloob, head of Qatar Charity's regional office in Gaza strip.
"The medical equipment provided, including beds and laboratory devices, will help dozens of patients," said Frédéric Bownaut, head of MSF programme in the Gaza Strip. He affirmed that the project would greatly contribute to serving patients in the orthopaedic department at Nasser Medical Complex, Qatar News Agency added.
Dr Abdulatif al-Hajj, director-general of International Co-operation at the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, has praised the co-operation between Qatar and the ministry and the continuous support dedicated to improving the health sector.
"Qatar Charity's health projects, particularly providing laboratory supplies, medicine and protective gear, significantly improve the services provided for patients in such challenging circumstances," he added.
Hospitals and health centres in Gaza suffer from a severe shortage of medical equipment, which jeopardises many patients' lives.
In co-operation with the Ministry of Health, the Qatar Charity office has previously provided necessary medicines, supplies and protective gear to quarantine centers and hospitals to curb the coronavirus in various governorates.
QC has supplied medical and laboratory equipment to the orthopaedic department operated by Doctors without Borders at Nasser Medical Complex in southern Gaza Strip to enhance medical services provided to Palestinian patients.