Gaza / Information Office / March 15
St. John's Eye Hospital in the Gaza Strip conducted 3,020 eye operations and medical procedures for ophthalmic patients in the Gaza Strip as part of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) grant to the hospital worth $ 2 million.
The two-year grant started in May 2019, with the aim of contributing to the costs of patients coming to St. John's Eye Hospital from needy cases and focusing on eye and surgical services.
This grant, which is supervised by the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, comes in light of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions experienced by the residents of the Strip and the urgent need to support the health sector through the support of the hospital in order to continue to provide service and treatment to patients and difficult humanitarian cases in the Strip.
HE Chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee Ambassador Mohammed Al Emadi said that this grant is the second offered by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to St. John's Eye Hospital, as the Fund provided a previous grant of $ 2 million also to establish and equip the new existing building for the hospital branch in Gaza, which was named after HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al -Thani, and was opened in 2016.
HE Ambassador Al-Emadi said that the current grant, with a value of two million dollars, comes in order to support and enable St. John's Hospital to continue to provide services for difficult and needy medical cases that cannot cover the costs of medical check up and treatment, as well as the necessary surgical operations for eyes.