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Doha: Qatar-funded rehabilitation and prosthetics hospital was inaugurated on Monday in Gaza.
The Father Amir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Hospital was built with the funding of Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and implemented by the National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar, which has sent a number of doctors to operate and train the medical staff.
Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, said that 'providing support to the Arab World, and especially to the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, has always been a top priority for Qatar. This hospital for rehabilitation and artificial limbs aims to provide treatment to Palestinian patients suffering from limb amputation to help them get back to normal life. The population needs this kind of support to live a decent life, especially in light of the difficult living conditions and the challenges they are facing in accessing treatment services.
The ceremony was attended by the Vice-Chairman of Qatar Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza KhaiId Al Hardan, Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Health Dr Yousef Abu Rish, Director-General of the Hospital Dr Raafat Labad, and Head of International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) sub-delegation in Gaza, Gilan Devorn, in addition to the participation of members of the Legislative Council, leaders of the Palestinian national labor, heads of trade unions and a QFFD delegation.
In their speech, Dr Yousef Abu Al-Rish and Dr Raafat Labad, appreciated the role played by Qatar in the humanitarian and developmental projects in Gaza and expressed their thanks to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Father Amir H H Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The hospital was built on an area of 12,000 square meters with a capacity of 100 beds, in addition to that it has a range of key departments to provide high-quality care according to international quality standards, including a prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation service, a physiotherapy service, an occupational therapy service, a nursing service, and a department for speech and swallowing disorder.
The hospital provides also a pediatric service. The hospital serves all Palestinian citizens with disabilities and special needs, focusing on the Gaza Strip because of the location of the hospital.