Watch…a dentist transforms a displacement tent in Gaza into a clinic to treat patients


Dentist Najdat Saqr transformed the displacement tent in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, into a clinic to treat patients, amid the roar of the occupation warplanes and drones, using what remained of his clinic’s equipment, which was destroyed by the continuous occupation bombing of sector since the seventh of last October.




The doctor hangs all his professional certificates on the tent to reassure his patients. Its equipment is modern, although it is placed on a plastic sheet in the sand.  


Saqr (32 years old) says that he was forced to abandon his medical center in the Nuseirat roundabout early in the aggression after several Israeli raids that led to severe damage in His clinic. The bombing destroyed a large part of the clinic, and the dentist showed Agence France-Presse on his tablet how shrapnel penetrated its iron door.



But with the continued Aggression and the collapse of the health system in Gaza, Saqr returned to try to recover what he could to help citizens who came to him complaining of toothache.



He adds "Most of the dentists traveled outside the country, and others had their clinics damaged and were unable to open them, so I came up with the idea of ​​a dental tent."






 To embody the idea, “I went to the center and repaired one of the chairs and transported it by tuk-tuk to here, set up a tent, and repaired the equipment.” “Materials and tools.” Despite the sounds of Israeli bombing not far from his alternative clinic in Nuseirat, Saqr maintains his cool, calming down a young boy treating him while the roar of drones drowns out the sound of dental drills. The doctor explains, “The biggest obstacles I face in the tent are the provision of electricity, water, and dental materials. Unfortunately, they are not available, and even if they were available, they would be at extremely high prices.” The United Nations warns that the health system in Gaza is on the verge of collapse, as none of the Strip’s hospitals have operated at full capacity during the past two months. The Israeli occupation also targeted hospitals and their surroundings with siege, bombing, and incursions, knowing that they have become a refuge for thousands of displaced people whose homes were destroyed or who were forced to move in search of safer places. The World Health Organization announced on Saturday that about nine thousand patients in the besieged Strip need to be evacuated to receive emergency care. The Director-General of the United Nations, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on the X platform, “With only ten minimum operating hospitals in all of Gaza, thousands of patients are still deprived of health care.” Before the aggression, Gaza had 36 hospitals, according to World Health Organization figures. Medical sources reported that there are 107 patients trapped in Al-Shifa Medical Complex, who were gathered in the Human Resources Development Building in inhumane conditions without water, electricity, and medicine, two weeks after the occupation forces stormed the complex. She added that among the 107 patients present in Al-Shifa, 30 are disabled, in addition to the presence of 60 medical staff. The occupation has prevented all attempts to evacuate these patients through international institutions, and the lives of these patients are in grave danger.  





And in an infinite outcome, The number of martyrs in the Gaza Strip has reached 32,705, the majority of whom are children and women, in addition to 75,190 wounded, since the start of the aggression, while thousands of victims are still under the rubble. 

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