The Palestinian health ministry opened on Sunday an Indonesian funded hospital to serve residents of north Gaza.
The old hospital that served the area, Kamal Adwan hospital, has been closed down for renovations and maintenance.
The new hospital, built by the Republic of Indonesia, contains 110 beds, including 10 for intensive care cases.
“The Indonesian hospital is an important healthcare addition, with high-quality medical facilities to serve the residents of north Gaza,” the ministry’s spokesman Dr Ashraf Al-Qudra told Quds Press
He added that the hospital provides special medical care service in the fields of internal medicine, surgery and orthopaedics.
Al Qudra also pointed out that the new hospital has CT scan, the most advanced in Gaza yet, and four highly equipped operating theatres, in addition to an intensive care unit, qualified medical doctors and nurses.
He expressed optimism about the hospital’s ability to lead to a significant shift in medical services provided in Gaza.
The ministry will renovate the Kamal Adwan Hospital to improve the quality of its services. While it is being renovated, medical services for children will be temporarily offered in other hospitals in Gaza – namely al-Nasr, al-Durra, Bait Hanoun and Balsam hospitals.
The ministry spokesman called on all citizens who receive health care at the Kamal Adwan hospital to continue doing so at the new Indonesian hospital.