Israel's medical teams are preparing for the rehabilitation of prisoners of war, returning daily from Egypt.
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Background: Israel's medical teams are preparing for the rehabilitation of prisoners of war, returning daily from Egypt.
Added to the wounded soldiers already under treatment in the country's hospitals, the returning casualties have required hospitals to find numbers of extra staff.
By Thursday (16th November), 53 POW's, most of them wounded, had returned to Israel from Egypt.
Teams of occupational therapists and physiotherapists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital are working round the clock, helping the wounded to use paralysed or artificial limbs. A dental technician at Hadassah Hospital, Miss. Cilla Mitrani, has developed an instrument to help patients paralysed from the neck down to read, write and handle electrical equipment The Hospital is making extensive use of the instrument, which is manipulate with the teeth.
Many patients in the Hadassah Hospital were give immediate attention on the battle field, before their transfer to the wards. Israeli Surgeons performed many operations at the front line, lifting some of the pressure from medical staff. In many cases, the extent of injuries, and the need for rehabilitation was reduced.
SYNOPSIS: Hospital staff in Israel are preparing for busy times, now that Egypt and Israel are exchanging prisoners of war. The influx of POW's added to the wounded soldiers already being treated, has resulted in the recruitment of extra staff.
By Thursday, Egypt had repatriated fifty-three prisoners of war. Most were injured. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists are working around the clock at the Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital, helping the wounded to use paralysed or artificial limbs.
Many patients at the Hadassah Hospital were given immediate attention on the battle field, before their transfer to the wards. Israeli Surgeons performed many operations at the front lines that saved the wounded from permanent disability.
A member of the hospital staff has developed an instrument to help soldiers paralysed from the neck down to cope with every-day actions, like reading and writing. The Hospital is making extensive use of the instrument, which is manipulated with the teeth.