Over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza accommodated in Egyptian hospitals: Health minister

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Dec 2023

Egyptian hospitals have accommodated over 20,000 wounded Palestinians from Gaza to date, Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told the Egyptian cabinet on Wednesday.

Ambulances queue at the Egyptian side of the border with the Gaza Strip in Rafaha. AFP


The minister further revealed that 25 designated hospitals are actively receiving and treating the injured from Gaza coming through the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza in North Sinai.

Earlier in December, the health ministry launched an initiative to treat 1,000 children among those wounded in Israel's attack on the strip, in cooperation with Terous Misr Foundation for Development, an NGO, and Nestlé Egypt, a private bottled water brand.

The Qatari government announced that 1,500 Palestinian patients will be transferred from Gaza to Egypt for treatment at the expense of the Qatari ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Turkey and the UAE launched similar initiatives in November.

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