Fuel in Gaza hospitals will run out within 48 hours

Kia Ora Gaza

premature-baby-at-emarati-hospital-gazaCritical medical devices such as this incubator in Gaza will not be able to operate without electricity

Middle East Monitor report, 10 October 2014

The deputy Health Minister in the Gaza Strip, Yousef Abul-Rish, warned on Wednesday of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza’s hospitals because of the severe shortage of fuel.“Fuel allotted for electricity generators will run out in 48 hours,” Abul-Rish said. “This means that kidney washing machines, other medical devices and all kinds of operations will stop working.”According to the Palestinian Al-Resalah newspaper, this situation would affect all the hospitals and clinics in Gaza, likely resulting in unnecessary deaths.The situation is especially grave following the military campaign waged last summer by Israeli forces against the Gaza Strip, which wounded many thousands of Palestinians, mostly civilians.

It is worth mentioning that the hospitals in the Gaza Strip, similar to other facilities in the besieged enclave…

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