The field hospital, with a capacity for 150 beds, will be built in several stages. It will encompass departments of general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics and gynecology, as well as anesthesia and intensive care units that will care for both children and adults. The facility will also house clinics for internal medicine, dentistry, psychiatry and family medicine. Ancillary services will include CT imaging, a laboratory, pharmacy and other medical support functions.
The initiative reflects the UAE’s historic stance of support and solidarity with the Palestinian people, particularly in light of the difficult circumstances they currently face.
The United Arab Emirates previously announced the provision of urgent aid to the Palestinian people, worth $20 million, and an initiative to bring approximately 1,000 Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip – accompanied by their families – for medical treatment in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, a community aid campaign for Palestinians affected by the current conflict has been launched in the United Arab Emirates under the slogan “Compassion for Gaza”.