1,370 operations at Gaza’s eye hospital since start of 2019

Hospitals and patients are effected by the electricity crisis in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

A Palestinian child receives medical care in Gaza 

Gaza’s only public eye hospital carried out 1,370 surgical operations, including 75 emergencies, in the first six months of this year, it’s biannual report revealed.

The report stated that 145 operations needed highly skilled experts. Meanwhile, the hospital carried out 6,364 minor operations, with Local anaesthesia.

According to the report, more than 27,000 patients visited the hospital, which is the only government-run eye hospital in Gaza.

Dr Abdul-Salam Sabbah, general director of hospitals in Gaza, hailed the efforts of the medical, nursing and administrative staff at the hospital, stating they have been striving to improve medical services in light of the severe shortages of medical equipment and medicines as a result of the Israeli siege and the Palestinian Authority’s sanctions.

READ: Some 1,250 patients in Gaza hospitals at risk of blindness

Gaza hospital suspends services due to fuel shortages - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

(Source / 01.08.2019) 

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