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QFFD celebrates the inauguration of HH Sheikh Hamad Hospital in Gaza

QFFD celebrates the inauguration of 
HH Sheikh Hamad Hospital in Gaza

Tribune News Network
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) celebrated the launch of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Hospital for Rehabilitation and Prostheses in Gaza.
Director-General of QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim al Kuwari announced the launch of the hospital, which was funded by the QFFD on behalf of Qatar and implemented by the Gaza Rehabilitation Committee in collaboration with Qatar’s Ministry of public Health, which has sent a number of doctors to operate and train the medical staff.
Kuwari said, “Providing support to the Arab World, 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 rehabilitation treatment to Palestinian patients suffering from limb amputation to help them to 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 Deputy Ambassador of Qatar to Gaza HE Khalid al Hardan, Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Health Dr Yousef Abu al Rish, Director-General of the hospital Dr Raafat Labad and Director of Red Cross Mission in Gaza Gilan Devorn, besides a number of legal experts and members of the governmental council, leaders of the Palestinian national action and heads of trade unions and a delegation from Qatar Fund for Development.
Dr Rish and Dr Labad appreciated the role played by Qatar in the humanitarian and developmental projects in Gaza and expressed their thanks to the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and the Father Amir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.
The hospital was built on an area of 12,000 square metres with a capacity of 100 beds. It has a range of key departments to provide high-quality care according to international standards, including a prosthetic and amputee rehabilitation service, a physiotherapy service, an occupational therapy service, a nursing service, and a department for speech and swallowing disorder.
The hospital also provides paediatric service.
The hospital serves all Palestinian citizens with disabilities and special needs, focusing on the Gaza Strip because of the location of the hospital.