Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has procured two cystoscopes for Alouda Hospital in northern Gaza, under its project to enhance cystoscopy services in the blockade.
At a total cost of $435,000, the new equipment will be used in cystoscopic urography and laser lithotripsy, QRCS has said in a statement.
Dr Akram Nassar, head of the QRCS mission in Gaza, said: "This project is a significant contribution to urology services in Gaza hospitals. It will help treat the large number of urologic patients, who suffer from health problems due to the high salinity of drinking water in Gaza."
Also, the project will address the issue of having to refer the patients for treatment abroad.
Regarding the importance of these supplies, Dr Ahmed Mehana, director of the hospital, explained that the new equipment would serve the 380,000 population of the North Gaza Governorate.
The new equipment will be used in cystoscopic urography and laser lithotripsy
The high-tech equipment will remove urinary tract stones with no need for surgical intervention, causing no medical complications at all.
"Now, Alouda Hospital has a whole package of surgical and endoscopic urology services," he added.
The Gaza Cystoscopy Services Enhancement project covers three health facilities: Alouda Hospital, Patient's Friends Society Clinic and Hayfa Medical Centre.
Its purpose is to improve the quality of urology services offered at hospitals of the Ministry of Health and public hospitals, the statement notes.