Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital
Thirty-one premature babies from Gaza’s largest Shifa hospital have been safely transferred to another hospital in southern Gaza from where they will be flown to Egypt. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), gave this information. Hundreds of seriously injured patients are still trapped in the complex.
Al Shifa Hospital has been captured by the Israeli army. Israeli soldiers are selectively killing Hamas fighters outside the hospital. Due to power supply disruption in the hospital, incubators and other equipment were shut down and food, water and medical supplies were exhausted, after which it became necessary to shift the babies to another hospital.
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According to PTI report, the WHO chief said, apart from health workers and 10 of their family members, seriously ill infants have been evacuated from Shifa Hospital. At present he has been kept in a hospital in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and is being cared for. On Saturday, a WHO team had also reached the hospital to visit.
Hundreds of patients still in the hospital
After visiting the hospital, the team said that 291 patients were still there in the hospital, including some infants as well as patients seriously injured in the war. WHO said that about 2500 people left Shifa Hospital on Saturday morning. There are still 25 medical personnel present in the hospital to take care of the patients.
Regarding Shifa Hospital, the Israeli Army has claimed that Hamas fighters have established a command center in Gaza’s Shifa Hospital and are using civilians as shields to protect themselves. However, Hamas and the hospital staff have rejected Israel’s claim.
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