Friday, January 23, 2009

Indonesia to send another group of doctors to Gaza

JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will send another team of doctors to help the victims of Israeli offensive in Gaza, the Jarkareta Post reported Saturday.

The aids were under the coordination of the Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C), MER-C spokesperson Hendry Hidayatullah was quoted as saying.

"The first team entered Gaza on Jan. 17. They are now working at the Al-Shifa Hospital there. The second team will depart for Cairo on Saturday and head directly to our base at the al-Arish Hospital in the Sinai," he said.

Hendry said the team would consist of one surgeon, one internist and one neurologist.

"If the conditions in Gaza are safe, we will help rehabilitate the medical facilities damaged by Israel's military aggression with funds collected from the Indonesian people," he said.


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