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Qatar inaugurates prosthetics hospital in Gaza

The workshop is the first of its kind in Palestine and the Middle East

The State of Qatar has opened a hospital specialising in the fitting of prosthetic limbs in the besieged Gaza Strip, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. The Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Hospital for Rehabilitation and Prosthetics was inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony attended by the Qatari Ambassador to Palestine, Mohammed Al-Emadi.

Local sources noted that the workshop is the "first of its kind in Palestine and the Middle East." It will provide electronic upper limbs for Palestinian children and youth in the enclave.

"There are dozens of Palestinians in need of prosthetics in Gaza who will benefit from the facility, the first twenty of whom are already being helped by the hospital's medical team," explained the sources. "The next twenty will start their rehabilitation after the month of Ramadan."

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