Gaza Hospitals In Need Of Medical Equipment
Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGDF) advisor, Tun Mahathir, has stated that Malaysia is planning to provide new medical equipment for hospitals in Gaza due to the fact that most equipment in Gaza hospitals has aged more than 10 years ago, therefore can no longer function properly.
Hospitals in Gaza were especially in dire need of equipment during the eight day war with Israel last month in November.
Muhkriz has stated that hospitals in conflict-stricken Gaza do not even contain equipment such as CT (computerised tomography) scanners and x-ray machines.
Those “are the things that the hospitals need now and we will try to get it for them,” he told reporters after receiving humanitarian donation from Perak Contractors Association and Gunung Keledang Welfare Club totalling RM7,034 at his office here today.
The donation was presented by Parit member of Parliament Mohd Nizar Zakaria who joined the humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza onboard MV Rachel Corrie in May 2010.
Mukhriz, who is Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, said a total of RM2.4 million donation had been raised within two weeks and had also been distributed to the Palestinian people in Gaza by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) team during their one-day aid delivery mission to Gaza on December 11th.
“The aid includes 11.1 tonnes of medical supplies and four tonnes of powdered milk, but of course, it is still not enough,” he said.
* RM= Malaysian Ringgit. 1 US dollar equals 3.05 Malaysian Ringitts.