OIC medical delegation carries out plastic surgery on wounded Gazans

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OIC medical delegation carries out plastic surgery on wounded GazansA delegation of doctors has arrived in Gaza and started the first phase of medical support which includes reconstructive (“plastic”) surgery for people wounded during the Israeli war on the territory. The visit has been arranged by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in coordination with the Al-Salama Charity Association and the Balsam Hospital for Medical and Army Services.

Two specialists oversaw pre-operative checks on more than 120 patients awaiting reconstructive surgery in Al Salama Association’s clinics across the Gaza Strip. Jordanian specialist Dr. Mohamed El-Abady said that he was shocked at the severity of the cases he had seen. “Over the years that I have worked in this field, I have never seen cases as serious as these,” he said.

It was reported that the Israeli Army used internationally-banned phosphorous and chemical weapons in the 3-week war it waged on Gaza in 2008/9. The result was injuries and deformities which doctors have not witnessed before.

OIC medical delegation carries out plastic surgery on wounded Gazans.

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