Dr. Barakat explained that 49 wounded children and cancer patients were evacuated with their companions under the supervision of a specialised medical team….reports Asian Lite News
The ninth group of wounded Palestinian children and cancer patients arrived in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, following President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s directives to provide medical treatment for 1,000 wounded children and 1,000 cancer patients from the Gaza Strip in the UAE’s hospitals.
In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Dr. Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Medical and Life Sciences, who accompanied the evacuation plane from Al Arish, Egypt, reiterated the UAE’s commitment to supporting Palestinians in Gaza and alleviating their suffering, particularly injured children and cancer patients, following the significant deterioration in the health sector’s ability to provide minimum necessary healthcare for the injured.
Dr. Barakat explained that 49 wounded children and cancer patients were evacuated with their companions under the supervision of a specialised medical team.
The UAE’s hospitals had received 426 patients before this group’s arrival, while the total number of cases received at the UAE field hospital in Gaza reached 2,644.
Since the launch of the “Gallant Knight 3” humanitarian operation, the UAE has dispatched 15,000 tonnes of ongoing food assistance. The country has also established water desalination stations with a total capacity of 1.2 million gallons daily, benefiting over 600,000 individuals in Gaza.
The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the UAE government and leadership for the humanitarian and medical support in aiding Palestinians.
Since the onset of the crisis, the UAE has been a steadfast supporter of Gaza, launching Operation “Gallant Knight 3” on 5th November 2023 to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.