Palestine – Ministry of Health in Gaza organize an exhibition on the anniversary of last war

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Location: Gaza- Palestine

Language: Arabic

Voice: Natural

Duration: 00:05:39

Source: A24       

Restrictions: A24 Clients

Dateline: 18-05-2022

Storyline:

Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza organized an exhibition of pictures that records the work of medical staff during the outbreak of Covid-19 and the last war on the Strip, May 2021.

The director of the Higher Committee of First Aid and Emergency in Gaza, Iyad Issa, said that the pandemic didn’t stop the medical staff from performing their duties and many of them got infected with the virus.

The war caused big damage to the infrastructure of the health sector, as a result of the continuous bombing, in violation of international laws and norms as around 200 public and private health institutions were targeted.

Shot list:

  • Soundbite (Ashraf Al-Qudra – Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health):

“On the first anniversary of the Israeli war on Gaza that took place in May 2021, which targeted medical staff and civilians, The Ministry of Health organized an exhibition for pictures records of the work of medical staff. This exhibition shows everything related to the last war, including the statistics of causalities, the work of medical staff in emergency departments, and others, in addition to the damages in the health sector, as around 200 private and public health institutions were targeted. During the 11-day war, the Israeli forces cut off the roads used by ambulances. Through this exhibition, we stress the necessity of protecting all medical staff, lifting the siege on Gaza, and supporting emergency medical needs for the continuation of the work of medical staff “.

  • Soundbite (Iyad Issa Abu Zaher – Director of Higher Committee of First Aid and Emergency):

“Today we mark the first anniversary of the last war on Gaza during which medical staff exerted all the efforts. They were fully prepared and showed skilled performance. They represent the Higher Committee for Aid and Emergency, the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Palestinian Red Crescent, and the Civil Defense. The medical staff worked hard in transporting the wounded to hospitals and treating people. Ambulances and ambulance officers were targeted in previous wars. They faced challenges during the pandemic and many of them got infected with the virus.”

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