21 more wounded Palestinians arrived from Gaza to receive treatment in Egypt: Health ministry

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 2 Nov 2023

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced on Thursday that 21 wounded Palestinians arrived from Gaza through the Rafah border crossing on Thursday to receive treatment in Egypt.

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Ambulances queue at the Egyptian side of the border with the Gaza Strip in Rafah, on November 2, 2023. AFP


Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained that medical examinations have been conducted on all cases that arrived at the Rafah border crossing, providing precise diagnoses for all 21 patients.

Abdel-Ghaffar pointed out that all cases are receiving top-notch medical care from the medical teams at the Rafah border crossing and within Egyptian hospitals.

Medical teams at the border crossing have also conducted medical examinations for 344 foreign nationals, including 72 children, who have been vaccinated against polio, measles, and mumps.

On Wednesday, Abdel-Ghaffar said that 16 wounded Palestinian patients received from Gaza were transferred to hospitals in North Sinai, with 11 being sent to Arish General Hospital, and five to Bir Al-Abd Hospital.

Egypt had announced it would allow the entry of 81 critically injured Palestinians from Gaza in order to receive treatment in Egyptian hospitals.

Since 7 October, Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed more than 9,061 people, including 3,760 children alone, and wounded more than 22,000 according to the Palestinian health ministry.

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