UHWC staff served 13 % of the total causalities in the 5th Friday in the Great Return March

For the 5th Friday, and in light of the current situation and the popular march to participate in the Great Return March, Union of Health Work Committees with Al Awda hospital team and Rafah health center and La Khayria Health center field teams treated and provided first aid to (125) casualties which represented 13% of the total casualties (955) that was reported by MoH.

According to the statistics of Al Awda hospital (largest facility to Union of Health Work Committees in the northern Gaza strip), the toll injuries arrived Al Awda Hospital were (51) casualties among which there were (3) women and (12) children, meanwhile the paramedics of UHWC transfer 36 cases from the field and the Trauma Stabilization Points (TSP) to Al Awda hospital, where only one case was refered to Al Andoneesi Hospital.

Meanwhile, the team of Al Awda health center in Rafah– one of UHWC affiliated PHCCs in Rafah- treated and provided first aid to (21) injured people in the TSP eastern Rafah. Moreover, Al Khayria Health center team in Al Nussierat – one of UHWC affiliated PHCCs in middle Gaza Strip- provided first aid to (53) causalities in the field through the TSP.

Union of Health Work Committees from the start of the Great Return March in 30th March 2018 to 27th April 2018, provided health services and Frist aid services to 727 casualties which represents 12.87% of the total casualties along the Gaza Strip. 

It’s worthy to mention that Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC) administration declared a state of emergency and put the Al Awda hospital and its five primary health care centers (PHCCs) in state of emergency to contribute in the provision of medical care. Where UHWC works in an integrated manner with humanitarian organizations and Ministry of Health (MoH).

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