Civil Administration opens medical, humanitarian hotline

May 17, 2011 17:43


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The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories' Civil Administration on Tuesday announced that it was has opened a 24-hour hotline to coordinate humanitarian and medical instances.

According the Civil Administration, the hotline is designed to provide rapid responses to requests to allow the passage of ambulances from the West Bank into Israel and Jordan, the transfer of bodies, and will track the medical condition of patients who have been evacuated to Israel.

The hotline will be staffed by IDF soldiers who have completed a communications and coordination course, are trained first responders, will be under the professional control of the health coordinator. They will be in contact and coordinate with security forces, regional offices of the Civil Authority, hospitals in Israel, Magen David Adom and the Red Crescent.

The Civil Authority said in a press release that the hotline was part of its efforts to improve the texture of live for Palestinian residents fo the West Bank.

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