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Baltimore Hospital Providing Medical Supplies To Those In Gaza

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Health officials in Baltimore are hearing from their counterparts near the Gaza Strip about a desperate need for medical supplies.

Mike Schuh reports that Sinai Hospital is answering the call.

Sean is usually tracking implants for upcoming surgeries, but he is now stuffing boxes with medical tools that aren’t being used at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

Instead, they’re going to a hospital near the war in Gaza.

“The goal was to assemble the right kind of supplies for the type of patients they’re seeing right now,” said Terry Carney, V.P., Supply Chain.

Sinai has a relationship with the Barzilai Medical Center six miles from Gaza.

“In my observation, the Barzilai Medical Center has routinely treated anyone who shows up on its radar screen,” said Martha Nathanson, V.P., Lifebridge.

Two pallets have $5,000 to $10,000 worth of supplies, which mostly include gloves, sponges and needles. Without these items, emergency surgeries stop.

So, word of their need traveled to Baltimore.

“There is a political side and the religious side of this conflict that we really don’t have an interest in or a position on. But when it comes to the humanitarian side, we are right there,” Nathanson said.

That shipment of supplies is expected to be flown to Israel later this week.

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