The plight of Gaza’s hospitals is getting more difficult by the hour. Israel denies that the largest al-Shifa hospital is without electricity.
Doctors Without Borders warns that hospitals in Gaza are at risk of turning into morgues. The organization demands that patients in hospitals be evacuated.
It is estimated that there are thousands of people in hospitals who have been trapped by the fighting between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. According to hospital sources, many patients are in danger of dying.
In Gaza’s largest al-Shifa hospital, patients and civilians who fled to the hospital have been left in the middle of the gunfire in terrible conditions. The hospital has been reported to be under siege, but Israel has denied a full blockade.
Doctors Without Borders surgeon working in Al-Shifa Mohammed Obeid told news agency AFP yesterday that the hospital had no more electricity and had run out of water and food.
According to Obeid, al-Shifa has about 600 patients, 37 of whom are babies. 17 patients are in intensive care, the surgeon said.
According to Obeid, two babies have died in the hospital when the electricity in the pre-school cabinets was cut off. He also said that one man died when the ventilator was turned off when the electricity went out.
According to the health authorities under the terrorist organization Hamas, al-Shifa has 1,500 patients and 15,000-20,000 refugees from the fighting.
Israel has denied that al-Shifa is without electricity.
Israel has denied that it fired at the al-Shifa hospital, but has said that it carried out attacks against the fighters of the terrorist organization Hamas in the vicinity of the hospital. Israel accuses Hamas of operating in the tunnels under the hospital.
Israel has announced that it will try to evacuate the babies
Israel says it is trying to evacuate babies from al-Shifa to “safer hospitals”. No details have been given about the difficult evacuation mission.
Israel says it has opened an evacuation route away from the hospital. Firing is scheduled to be suspended today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There are still civilians who fled the fighting in the hospital. Thousands of people fled to Al-Shifa, some of whom have left the hospital.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has lost contact with its contacts at al-Shifa hospital in the northern parts of Gaza.
The organization expresses its deep concern for the situation of hospital employees, patients and people seeking refuge in the hospital. The WHO also reiterated its call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Red Crescent: no more electricity at al Quds Hospital
According to the Red Crescent, the smaller al-Quds hospital has had to stop its operations today due to running out of fuel. Puninanen Puolikuu says that despite the lack of electricity, the staff is trying to treat patients.
The organization previously said 500 patients and 14,000 people who fled the fighting are stuck in al-Quds Hospital.
According to the UN, 20 of Gaza’s 36 hospitals are still operational.
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