Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) celebrates the inauguration of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Hospital for Rehabilitation and Prostheses in Gaza
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) celebrated the launch of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Hospital for Rehabilitation and Prostheses in Gaza. His Excellency Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, announced the launch of the hospital, which was funded by the QFFD on behalf of the state of Qatar and implemented by the Gaza Rehabilitation Committee and in collaboration with the Ministry of public Health of Qatar, which has sent a number of doctors to operate and train the medical staff.
The Director General of QFFD, said that “Providing support to the Arab World, and especially to the Palestinians living in The Gaza Strip, has always been a top priority for the State of Qatar. this hospital for Rehabilitation and artificial limbs aims to provide rehabilitation treatment to Palestinian patients suffering from limb amputation to help them to get back to normal life. The population needs this kind of support to live a decent life, especially in light of the difficult living conditions and the challenges they are facing in accessing treatment services.”
The ceremony was attended by HE Mr. Khalid Al-Hardan, Deputy Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Gaza, HE Dr. Yousef Abu Al-Rish, Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Health and HE Dr. Raafat Labad, Director General of the hospital, His Excellency Mr. Gilan Devorn, Director of the Red Cross Mission in Gaza, In addition to the participation of a number of legal persons and members of the Governmental Council, the leaders of the Palestinian national action and the heads of trade unions and a delegation from Qatar Fund for Development.
In their speech, HE Dr. Yousef Abu Al-Rish and HE Dr. Raafat Labad, appreciated the role played by the State of Qatar in the humanitarian and developmental projects in Gaza and expressed their thanks to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The hospital was built on an area of 12,000 square meters with a capacity of 100 beds, in addition to that it has a range of key departments to provide high-quality care according to international quality standards, including a prosthetics and amputee rehabilitation service, a physiotherapy service, an occupational therapy service, a nursing service, and a department for speech and swallowing disorder. The hospital provides also a pediatric service. The hospital serves all Palestinian citizens with disabilities and special needs, focusing on the Gaza Strip because of the location of the hospital.