Bethlehem: The Palestinian Medical Relief Society organized free medical days in different areas near Bethlehem in which one thousand and five hundred people benefited from these services.
Dr. Mohammed Odeh the Vice President of PMRS said that the mobile clinics provided medication and treatment for 1,100 citizens in the villages near the Separation Wall. In addition to this, 300 citizens received medical treatment from the PMRS clinic in Nahaleen. An additional 400 citizens sought laboratory testing.
Dr. Odeh added that the Youth Center of PMRS conducted numerous computer, photography, language strengthening, and life skills courses. This was done in order to empower the youth with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to lead a successful future.
In addition to this, PMRS health clubs reached 13 locations in the area with the main goal of women empowerment. PMRS will soon begin to organize courses for women focusing on food processing. This will allow them to participate in initiating change in school canteens in order to provide healthier meals for the children. The courses will also promote national goods and enforce the boycott of Israeli goods.
Dr. Odeh also clarified that PMRS has already began to gather and prepare volunteers to help the farmers during the olive harvest in areas in which settler violence occurs.
Recently a Norwegian delegation visited the PMRS clinics and were able to observe the nature of the unique services that are provided by PMRS.