Governor Anies Invites 32 MER-C’s Volunteers Before Depart to Gaza

Jakarta, MINA – DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan invited 32 Medical Emergency Rescue – Committee (MER-C) volunteers to his city hall before they depart to complete the construction of an additional floor for Indonesia Hospital in Gaza, Palestine.

From the total 32 volunteers for the construction of the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, 28 volunteers came from Al-Fatah Islamic Boarding School, while four volunteers from MER-C. As planned, they will be in Palestine for 1.5 years.

“By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, on Friday, February 22, 2019, on behalf of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, the construction team for the construction of the second phase of the Indonesian Hospital in the Gaza Strip, Palestine is officially departed,” Anies said.

He said, the departure of volunteers to Gaza was a departure with a high risk. Because, every day Gaza not only just a case of violence, but experiences war.

“These departing volunteers represent 260 million Indonesian citizens to defend Palestinians,” he said.

He mentioned that the departure was a representation of Indonesia’s political attitude which had never changed in defending Palestine.

Anies then quoted the statement of the first Indonesian President, Ir. Soekarno where as long as the Palestinians have not been independent, Indonesia has always been at the forefront of removing occupation from the earth.

“I convey my appreciation for this second development. The presence of Indonesia is very important for the Palestinian. Why, because in distance, we have a distance of kilometers. We are the easternmost place, but we are the founders of the establishment of this hospital, “he said.

Anies entrusted the best mandate to MER-C members to maintain the noble values ​​of Indonesian culture. He hopes MER-C can continue to report the development of the construction of the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza to the people of Indonesia.

Indonesian Hospital is a work of Indonesian that fully built from the donations of Indonesian. It located in Bayt Lahiya, around 2.5 km from the Israeli border, It is the main reference center for people in the northern Gaza Strip.

Standing on waqf land covering an area of ​​1.6 hectares, the Indonesian Hospital building consists of 2 floors and 1 basement floor with a capacity of 100 beds, 4 operating rooms, 10 bed ICU, Radiology Room, Laboratory, Blood Bank, IGD equipped with the best medical equipment, but now, it is overwhelmed to accommodate patients who come for treatment.

The capacity of 100 beds owned by Indonesian Hospital has been insufficient to provide care to patients in need, so MER-C built two additional floors. During the development process, services at Indonesian hospitals will operate as usual. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)