Israel’s military offensive continues in the Gaza Strip. There is no electricity or running water in the hospitals
– Yesterday I had 39 newborns, today I had 36 babies – Dr Mohamed Tabasha from Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip told Reuters. Due to the lack of electricity and water supply for several days, infants staying there had to be removed from the incubators. Doctors are trying to keep them alive, but their condition is critical, they said.
In a besieged hospital Al-Shifa The Gaza Strip has been without electricity and water for several days. Fighting continues all around and the Israeli army has already reached the gates of the facility. Israeli government officials say the hospital is a strategic target for Tel Aviv because the Hamas command center is located under the building.
He is currently staying in a hostel 36 premature babies, had to be removed from incubators due to lack of electricity. Newborn babies live in life-threatening conditions. Doctors say the hospital siege is a “slow death” for them.
Humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. A life-threatening condition in newborns
Some babies weigh only 700-800 grams. Because of their condition, they should be kept in incubators that adjust the temperature and humidity according to their needs. However, due to the lack of electricity in the hospital, the children lie in regular beds one after the other. The doctor insisted that their lives were in grave danger in the current situation.
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– Yesterday I had 39 newborns, today I have 36 – Dr. Mohamed Tabassa, head of the Department of Pediatrics, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
– I don’t know how long they will survive. I might lose two more today, maybe even in an hour – added.
Humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Israeli army surrounds al-Shifa hospital
Due to continuous attacks by the Israeli army, Al-Shifa Hospital is not only without electricity but also without water. As quoted by AFP A surgeon from Doctors Without Borders described conditions at the facility as “inhumane”..
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO). At least 2,300 people are hospitalized. Israeli officials say Hamas has set up a command center in tunnels under Al-Shifa Hospital and uses patients as human shields.
The Gaza Strip’s Ministry of Health said that since Saturday, Al-Shifa Hospital has stopped working due to a power outage. 32 patients died, including three newborns. So far, as a result of Israel’s retaliation to the October 7 Hamas attack 11,180 people died in the Gaza Strip, including 4,609 children.
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