MOH-Gaza, Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC) has doubled its efforts to provide services for Gaza’s population since the first appearance of COVID-19 within society. The Palestinian authorities in Gaza Strip imposed a lockdown. Since the beginning of the lockdown, the PHCC has received more than 20,000 free line calls from patients and worked in cooperation with NGOs to provide medical services to nearly 3,000 patients through mobile clinics.
Dr. Abed, the vice of General Director of PHC, informed that the medical staff in PHCC, in cooperation with the General Administration of Pharmacy, undertook the outreach distribution of medicines for more than 6000 chronic disease patients in the governorates of the Gaza Strip.
PHC has established five triage centers for cases with respiratory diseases in five different hospitals in the Gaza Strip to facilitate the early detection of COVID19- cases before they reach the hospitals for treatment.
Dr. Abed indicated that several primary care centers would be opened during the current stage, urging patients to seek help whenever they have a real need after considering all the preventive and safety measures.