MDA treated 2,360 people across the country – Israel News


As every year, this year too, MDA teams were busy on Yom Kippur, and MDA medics and paramedics rushed to provide medical care to 2,360 people across the country, of whom 1,818 were evacuated for further treatment in hospitals.

305 fainted, became dehydrated and felt unwell due to fasting (15% increase compared to last year). 129 people were injured and needed first aid due to a cycling, skating, scooter and skateboard injury, 5 of them in fair condition (50% down compared to last year). Seventeen people were injured in road accidents, including a 54-year-old pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a vehicle in the village of Hilaf.

Eighteen people were injured in violent incidents across the country, including one in moderation. MDA teams were also called to transfer 136 mothers to the hospitals, 2 of whom were born by MDA teams in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh. During Yom Kippur, MDA continued the war to prevent the spread of the corona virus and MDA samples from the Arab sector took 1,595 samples in the sector’s localities.

MDA’s blood services provided hospitals in the country with 298 doses and blood components and 38 plasma doses for the treatment of corona patients during Yom Kippur (2 doses per patient).

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