Egyptian health minister visits injured Palestinians in Qatar

Minister of Health and Population of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday visited several injured Palestinians from the Gaza Strip who are receiving treatment in Qatar. He was accompanied by Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater.

The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population visited a group of wounded adults at The View Hospital andanother group of wounded children at Sidra Medicine.

During his tour of the two hospitals, he was briefed on the health condition of the wounded Palestinians and the nature of their injuries and listened to an explanation from officials and doctors about their treatment plans, the conditions of their stay and the facilities provided to them throughout the treatment period.

Dr Ghaffar appreciated the facilities provided byQatar for the wounded Palestinians and received them in state-of-the-art hospitals with distinguished medical staff and the latest medical equipment which ensures the provision of high-quality health care.

Speaking about coordination between Qatar and Egypt, he said cooperation between the two sides is very important and contributed to the success of the initiative to treat the wounded Palestinians in Doha.

For her part, Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar’s appreciation for the close cooperation with the Arab Republic of Egypt, especially the Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Red Crescent, in treating the wounded Palestinians, noting in this regard that most of the wounded received treatment first in Egypt before being transferred to Qatar for further treatment.

Qatar has so far received 15 batches of Palestinians injured in the Gaza Strip for treatment, as part of the initiative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to provide treatment for 1,500 Palestinians from the Strip.

The initiative is a continuation of Qatar’s steadfast support and its ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, in cooperation with various regional and international partners, in the backdrop of the current difficult humanitarian conditions in the Strip.