P.A. Health Minister in historic visit to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital

P.A.’s Minister of Health, Dr. Hani Abdeen, visits patients at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital & emphasized the importance of cooperation in teaching, healing & research.

 

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian Authority minister of health visited Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem reportedly for the first time.

Palestinian Authority Minister of Health Dr. Hani Abdeen visits eight-year-old Sarah Ghanem. a patient in the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department, from the village of Durah, near Hebron

Palestinian Authority Minister of Health Dr. Hani Abdeen visits eight-year-old Sarah Ghanem. a patient in the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department, from the village of Durah, near Hebron – Photo: .Hadassah.org

 

Dr. Hanu Abdeen, accompanied by other senior officials from the Palestinian Authority, visited the hospital on Sunday and met some of the dozens of Palestinian physicians who are doing their residency training there.

The hospital said Abdeen was the first P.A. health minister to visit the facility.

Minister Abdeen with Dr. Yuval Weiss - Photo Hadassah.org

Minister Abdeen with Dr. Yuval Weiss – Photo Hadassah.org

Abdeen met with the hospital’s acting director-general and director of Hadassah-Ein Kerem, Dr. Yuval Weiss, in the pediatric hematology-oncology department, where 30 percent of the patients are Palestinian.

“Hadassah considers cooperation with our Palestinian neighbors a top priority,” Weiss said. “Medicine is a bridge to peace. There are no borders when it comes to treating patients.”

 

View original JTA publication at: http://www.jta.org/news/article/2013/05/07/3126001/pa-health-minister-visits-hadassah-hospital

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