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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 5:53 AM
    Last Update : Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM

Foreign Medical Mission Provides Support to Kamal Adwan Hospital in North Gaza

(AWP) - The Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza received a foreign medical team for the first time since the outbreak of the war on the Gaza Strip nearly seven months ago, with visiting doctors expected to perform dozens of much-needed surgeries.

The delegation comprises several specializations, including orthopaedics, spinal and vascular surgery. It was sent by the Rahma Worldwide relief foundation to the region devastated by Israel’s bombardments since October 7.

Eid Sabah, Director of the Nursing Department at the Kamal Adwan Hospital, one of the few hospitals still operating in the sector, said the delegation includes doctors of Arab descent coming from Germany.

Sabah, in statements to the Arab World Press (AWP), said the doctors are originally from Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, and that they volunteered to come to the enclave to support the depleted medical sector.

He said, “Right now, chest surgery is being performed. It’s a complex surgery involving the chest and spine. There will be orthopedic, vascular and emergency surgeries to follow. Doctors specialized in emergency and first-aid medicine will conduct them.”

He continued, “The nursing team will participate in the scheduled operations that we had expected would be sent abroad but are now available in the Kamal Adwan complex after the arrival of the Rahma Worldwide delegation.”

Health authorities in Gaza say the number of hospitals that went out of service in the Strip has reached 28, out of a total of 36 that used to provide round-the-clock medical services.