In light of the current situation and the popular march to participate in the Great Return of March, Union of Health Work Committees with Al Awda hospital team, Rafah health center team and Al Khayria health and community centers teams, treated and provided first aid to (357) casualties which represented 12.9 % of the total casualties along the Gaza Strip.
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 (125) casualties among which (25) cases were underwent urgent surgical operation, meanwhile the paramedics of UHWC transfer (33) cases from Trauma Stabilization Points (TSP) and the field to Al Awda hospital, and (7) cases were refered from Al Awda hospital to Al Shifa Hospital.
Meanwhile, the team of Al Awda health center in Rafah– one of UHWC affiliated PHCCs in Rafah- treated and provided first aid to (82) injured people in the TSP eastern Rafah. Additionally, the team of Al Khayria health and community centers in Al Nussierat provided first aid to (150) injured people in the TSP eastern Rafah.
Union of Health Work Committees from the start of the Great Return March in 30th of March 2018 to 14th of May 2018, provided health services and Frist aid services to 1208 casualties 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).