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Posted On: 28 May 2020 09:46 am

QRCS provides support to medical sector in Gaza Strip

Sumaica Asad
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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has provided new support to the medical sector in the Gaza Strip, as part of a project implemented there to extend urgent assistance to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The QRCS stated that the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip received 800 quick test strips to detect coronavirus that can give results within 15 minutes only, a matter which enables medical teams to quickly deal with those suspected of contracting the virus.

This support will help the medical teams to quickly deal with people suspected of having the virus, said Ameed Mushtaha, director of the laboratories department at the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip faces a shortage of coronavirus testing devices, he said, adding this is the first batch of this type of quick test strips that the ministry has received, hoping it will not be the last. He added that they will start using them to test citizens coming through border crossings immediately based on the policy adopted to counter the corona pandemic.

In a related context, Dr. Mohammed Kaloub, QRCS consultant for a vascular and micro-surgery surgeon in the Gaza Strip and his medical staff at the European Gaza Hospital, conducted 3 successful surgeries of patients with carotid arteries and carotid arteries branch.

It is worth noting that the QRCS supports the development of vascular surgery services in the Gaza Strip, as part of its supporting specialized surgical services in the Gaza Strip project, and supporting other surgical specializations such as cardiothoracic, urology and anaesthesia surgeries, in addition to implementing training programs in emergency medicine, clinical pharmacy and health management and advanced training in laparoscopic surgery and phenylketonuria support, with a total budget of US $ 1.4 million.

Source: Qatar News Agency
Image credit: QRCS