Jakarta, MINA- Presidium of Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) Dr. Sarbini Abdul Murad said based on the needs assessment in Gaza, the agency would build a polyclinic for dialysis specialists in Gaza.
It was conveyed by Dr. Sarbini to MINA reporters at a joint meeting at the Jakarta headquarters on Wednesday.
There are 28 MER-C volunteers who are currently in Gaza to continue the construction of the Indonesian Hospital (RSI) second phase. Previously, the construction of the RSI was completed and inaugurated by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in 2016.
“After reviewing the needs of Gazans by the MER-C team of doctors, we finally decided to build a special dialysis clinic – which was in the Indonesian Hospital complex in North Gaza. Of course, this means that we need more funds than the previous plan, “Sarbini said.
According to Sarbini, dialysis is currently an urgent need for Gazans considering that there is no hospital in the North Gaza region. While the As-Syifa Hospital, which is in the center of Gaza, in a very shortage due to the blockade of Israel for 12 years.
The blockade carried out by Israel against Gaza was felt especially in the needs of medicines, electricity, clean water and other vital needs. At present, Gazans are highly dependent on foreign aid, especially Muslim countries. (TL/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)