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The first shipment being sent on its way

First ITF medical aid cargo arrives in Gaza

A first cargo of medical aid sent by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its member unions has arrived in Gaza. The supplies have been delivered to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, whose support includes the running of a mobile hospital in Gaza.

This is the first shipment of medical aid purchased and sent from the ITF office in Amman, Jordan, as part of an ongoing relief appeal – see www.itfgazafund.org for how to get involved. More supplies will follow.

The shipment was made up of items identified by doctors working in Gaza as the most crucially needed, and included wheelchairs and crutches, surgical gloves, and thousands of rolls of bandages, syringes, facemasks, gloves and dressings.

Photos of the first shipment being packed and sent can be seen at the ITF flickr site.  For more about this initiative see also here.

ENDS

Further details
The first ITF cargo was made up as follows:

Qty

Unit

Item

NO

2000

B(100)

Gauze 2*2

 

480

B(100)

Gauze 3*3

 

3000

B(100)

Gauze 4*4

 

1000

B(100)

Gloves

 

20

B(50)

Surgical gloves

 

100

EA

Mafix 10*10

 

100

EA

Mafix 15*10

 

2000

EA

IV set

 

200

Doz

Crepe bandage 2"

 

300

Doz

Crepe bandage 3"

 

200

Doz

Crepe bandage 4"

 

200

Doz

Crepe bandage 6"

 

20

Doz

Suture 3/4-0

 

30

Doz

Transpore

 

300

B(50)

Facemask

 

10

EA

Wheelchair

 

20

B(100)

walker

 

10

EA

Paediatric walker

 

20

EA

Cane 3/4 legs

 

40

EA

Gauze Roll

 

20

EA

Cotton 0.5 kg

 

20

pair

Crutch

 

10

B(100)

IV cannula

 

30

B(100)

Syringe 1cc

 

100

B(100)

Syringe 3cc

 

100

B(100)

Syringe 5cc

 

50

B(10)

Isolation Gown

 

100

B(10)

Urine bag

 

10

B(12)

Zincoxid 1"

 

10

B(6)

Zincoxid 2"

 

10

B(6)

Zincoxid 3"

 

150

PC

Endotracheal tube 4.5

 

150

PC

Endotracheal tube cuff 7.5

 

20

B(100)

Needle 18

 

20

B(100)

Needle 21

 

300

PC

Feeding 6

 

300

PC

Feeding 8

 

150

PC

Nasogastric tube 14

 

150

PC

Foley catheter 2.way 22

 

100

PC

Foley catheter 2.way 8 silcone

 

100

PC

Foley catheter 2.way 14 silcone

 

100

PC

Foley catheter 2.way 20 silcone

 

100

PC

Foley catheter 2.way 22 silcone

 

150

PC

Nelaton catheter 14

 

100

PC

Airway 3

 

100

PC

Airway 4

 

100

PC

Oxygen nasal cannula adult

 

200

PC

Suction catheter 8

 

200

PC

Suction catheter 10

 

100

B(50)

Eyepad

 

200

PC

Abdominal 30*30

 
 

 

         

ENDS

For more information contact ITF press officer, Sam Dawson.
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7940 9260.
Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk

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