(March 16, 2022 / JNS) LeMa’anam, an association of doctors who voluntarily treat Holocaust survivors, sent a large delegation of medical and humanitarian aid to refugees in Moldova.
The delegation includes 35 doctors and general practitioners of family and childhood, as well as other specialties such as psychiatry, ENT, gynecology, orthopedics, as well as nursing psychologists and social workers.
The delegation works with refugees arriving in Moldova, mainly children and elderly people who have been forced to leave their homes at short notice. In addition, the team will also provide initial treatment for the injured.
CEO Elinoar Levitan said, “We immediately realized that as an organization of doctors, saving lives and humanitarianism are at the heart of our concerns. We had to mobilize for those who are in grave danger. It is therefore a great privilege for us to help and support refugees in their difficult times.
In recent days, the delegation treated a 30-year-old woman with serious leg injuries. After first aid in the field, she was sent to Israel for further treatment. Another case involves a traumatized 14-year-old girl who stopped communicating; after receiving support from the delegation’s social worker, she started talking again.
LeMa’anam Founder and President, Dr. Tamara Kolitz, who leads the delegation, said: “As an organization created for Holocaust survivors, it was natural for us to go out there to help refugees right now.
And Dr. Idit Tesler Gabay, an ENT specialist at Sheba Medical Center who led the recruitment of doctors for the LeMa’anam organization, said: some cases for more than three days. We are humbled and grateful to be able to help in the refugee camps with our medical care and support. »