Minister of Health and Population of Egypt Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday visited a number of injured Palestinians from the Gaza Strip who are receiving treatment in Qatar.
The Egyptian minister was accompanied by Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater.
He visited a group of wounded adults at The View Hospital along with another group of wounded children at Sidra Medicine.
During his tour of the two hospitals, Dr Abdel Ghaffar 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.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Dr Abdel Ghaffar appreciated the great capabilities provided by Qatar for the wounded Palestinians and receiving them in the state-of-the-art hospitals with distinguished medical staff and the latest medical equipment which ensure the provision of high-quality health care.
Speaking about coordination between Qatar and Egypt, the minister 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, Khater expressed Qatar’s appreciation for the close cooperation with Egypt, especially the Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Red Crescent, in treating the wounded Palestinians, noting 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 the Amir His Highness 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.