Indonesia Hospital in Gaza As beautiful Heart Indonesia citizen

A hospital was established in Gaza, Palestine. Given the name, Indonesian Hospital. Because of all the construction funds come from donations people of Indonesia are distributed and managed the Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C), humanitarian agencies based in Jakarta.

Hospitals located in Bayt Lahiya, North Gaza was preferred for trauma recovery and rehabilitation for the people of Gaza who are victims of armed Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Can accommodate at least 100 patients.

Built two floors plus a basement (the basement) and the floor area of ​​the center (midle area) on a land area of ​​16,261 square meters. The land was waqf of the Palestinian government.

Unfortunately, while tensions between Hamas militias in Gaza by the Israeli military since Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the hospital can not be used.

The workers are all volunteers from the MER-C Indonesia is still working on the basement of the building, which will be used as a storage area logistics medicine and food. After all, are not yet available medical equipment, medicine and medical workers were on standby at the hospital.

Presidium MER-C, Dr. Joserizal Journalists said the hospital planned to function by the end of 2013 or early 2014 at the latest. "Building in conflict areas is not easy. Many obstacles encountered in the field," said Joserizal, accompanied by Chairman of the Construction Division of MER-C, Ir Faried Thalib, Monday, November 19, 2012.

Construction of the hospital budgeted at Rp30 billion. The funds outside the budget of the procurement of medical equipment, medicine and medical workers. However, the funds collected from public donations Indonesia until May 2012 reached Rp21 billion.

Admittedly Joserizal, bloated budget doubled from the original plan. Therefore, architectures require adjustment, which is the basement (basement) and the foundation for the four-story structure. MER-C initially objected to the construction of the basement. However, after negotiations and consider the needs, eventually they agreed with the consequences of cost overruns.

"Basement there is very important. Israelis are shooting at hospitals, mosques and ambulances. So basement needed for patient protection and storage," he said.

Development suspended following intense Israeli military offensive into the region. A total of 28 volunteers who worked on the MER-C development is now sheltering in the basement while continuing to work the basement with the existing material. They are not allowed out until the situation is declared safe.

While it can not be used and the construction is not fully completed, a number of high-ranking Palestinian officials say thank you to the people of Indonesia. Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniya, praised the solidarity of the people of Indonesia to the Palestinian people.

"O people of Gaza, never sad because there are people behind you in Indonesia," he said, quoted from a brochure published MER-C.

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Bassim Naim, also submitted a statement similar. "We saw this beautiful hospital eight square shaped, beautiful hearts of the people of Indonesia have been working very hard in helping our brothers and sisters in Gaza. With all sincerity we are together, God willing, will be achieved washilah and causes the release of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the independence of Palestine, "he said.

"The design is very beautiful hospital. Finest hospital in Gaza City. Designs collaborating with Dome Shakra," said Minister for Women's Affairs, Jamila Shanti.

"Indonesia's Hospital as a mandate from the people of Indonesia to the Palestinians would be one terbesa hospital in Gaza, even across the Palestinian territories. Indonesia's Hospital will also be a key hospital in the northern Gaza Strip," said Deputy Minister of Public Works Dr. Naji Sarhan.