QRCS to launch medical convoy in Gaza Sep 29, 2019 0 427 12345 Tribune News NetworkdohaQatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will launch today a medical convoy in Gaza, to perform 130 surgeries for poor patients at the Al Quds Hospital and Al Amal Hospital in Khan Younes.At a total cost of QR329,340, the two-week mission is totally coordinated with Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS).Dr. Mohamed S. Ibrahim, Executive Director of Relief and International Development Division, said QRCS worked hard to support the health sector in Gaza, as it suffered high demand for surgical services at public hospitals and inability of patients to afford the costs of treatment at private hospitals.“This shows the importance of this mission, which will cover the specialisations of general surgery, urology, orthopedics, and ENT surgery,” he added.Dr. Khalil Abo Fool, General Manager of the PRCS Al Quds Hospital, said the hospital’s medical staffs are ready to perform 130 surgeries for poor patients, under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with QRCS.He noted that the Gaza hospitals received too many patients amid the current clashes. “Also, the scarcity of medications and medical consumables negatively affects the capacity to perform the urgent surgeries on the waiting list,” Dr. Abo Fool explained. “Sadly, some deaths happened as a result of the lack of necessary surgical intervention”.Since 2008, QRCS’s mission in Gaza has undertaken more than 80 projects, with a budget of more than $110 million. It works closely with PRCS, Palestine’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and local and international humanitarian organisations. Pages 12345 RELATED ARTICLES Al Jazeera English’s programme wins Emmy Award for investigative report Sep 29, 2019 0 600 QC solar-power wells bring new life to drought-hit areas of Gaza Sep 29, 2019 0 531 Urdu nourishes India’s secular values, says Shatrughan Sinha Sep 29, 2019 0 530 Risky driving is more noticeable in school zones: QU-KDS study Tribune News Network DOHA Risky driving is “more noticeable in the school zones,” a study conducted by the public transport company Mowsalat, represented by Karwa Driving School (KDS), and Qatar University, has .. Georgetown meeting set to address cyber security challenges Tribune News Network Doha Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) and the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) have partnered to co-found the Cyber Security Research Group (CSRG), will officially launch at a public lecture ..