Posted: 06.02.2024 14:00:00

Egypt accepted 2,200+ wounded from Gaza for treatment

Egypt has treated more than 2.2 thousand injured residents of the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group, and about 50 medical facilities will be built to relieve the healthcare system – as stated by the Office of Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, TASS reports


The information was released following a meeting between the President of Egypt with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Healthcare Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.

“Egyptian doctors have accepted more than 2.2 thousand wounded from Gaza and performed more than 1.2 thousand surgical operations, not to mention providing medical care to everyone who crosses the Rafah checkpoint,” an official representative of the Egyptian leader, Ahmed Fahmy, posted on his Facebook account.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ‘highly appreciated the role of the healthcare sector in providing support to the residents of the Gaza Strip’ and drew attention to the fact that Egypt ‘has been striving to alleviate the consequences of the humanitarian crisis since the situation in the enclave worsened’.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed plans to build new medical facilities that could reduce the burden on Egyptian hospitals, which increased after the escalation of the conflict in the Palestinian enclave, and to begin evacuating the wounded to Egypt. The President, the Prime Minister and the Healthcare Minister agreed on a plan to create 47 new medical institutions in Egypt in eight provinces of the country.

It is also known that, on February 1st, the staff of the Egyptian ambulance stated that they deliver 30-50 people from the enclave every day. Upon arrival in Egypt, some of the injured Palestinians are quickly evacuated to a hospital located in the city of El-Arish. In total, since the autumn of 2023, the medical institution has provided assistance to 420 injured residents of the enclave. Those who are seriously injured are sent to Cairo medical centres for surgery.