Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Gaza
Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Gaza, in cooperation with Palestines Ministry of Health (MOH), continues to execute the Gaza Specialized Surgeries Support Project, which involves hiring medical experts to offer surgical and other medical services, with a total budget of $1.4 million (QR 5,103,000).
The overall objectives of the project are to back the health sector of Gaza, ensure the availability of high-quality medical and surgical services, and build the capacity of staff at health facilities of the blockade. The number of beneficiaries is estimated at 18,000 patients per year, in addition to the local medical professionals.
Executive Director of Relief and International Development Division at QRCS Faisal Mohamed Al Emadi said that "an executive agreement was signed with MOH as a beneficiary and partner. Our mission there worked together with MOH to nominate the consultant physicians to be hired under the project and identify their respective tasks. Some already contracted physicians under the previous health system support project were re-contracted, to preserve the merits and targets of the project".
Then, the contracted experts gradually commenced their work at Gazas hospitals. They covered the following specialties: cardiothoracic surgery, urology, pulmonology, cardiology, anesthesia, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, and plastic surgery.
Over the course of the project, they performed 3,786 surgical interventions, offered 14,128 outpatient consultations, and treated 156 injured victims of the recent war on Gaza.
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