The Ministry of Health declares all hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip out of service

The Ministry of Health declares all hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip out of service

The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced on Monday that all hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip are out of service, as the Israeli occupation forces escalate their war on Gaza for the 38th day in a row.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Youssef Abu Al-Rish, told Agence France-Presse that: “All the hospitals in the Gaza Governorate are out of service,” confirming the death of “six premature infants and nine in the intensive care unit” due to the power outage in Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital institution in the Gaza Strip. It is subjected to continuous Israeli siege and bombing.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also announced yesterday, Sunday, that the Shifa Complex, the largest hospital in Gaza, has stopped working, and that deaths among patients are on the rise, as the violent Israeli attack on the Strip continues.

Medical sources in Gaza announced the death of 3 patients in intensive care, at Al-Shifa Medical Complex, because oxygen machines stopped working, due to running out of fuel.

With the death of the three martyrs among the patients in Al-Shifa Complex, the death toll rises within 48 hours to 15 martyrs.

Al-Shifa Complex is still besieged by occupation artillery and drones targeting anyone who moves in its vicinity with bullets and missiles, and there is difficulty in evacuating it, because there are more than 60 patients in intensive care, more than 40 infants in the premature and nursery ward, and more than 500 patients in the hospital. Dialysis departments.

Dozens of citizens were injured today, Monday, as a result of continuous Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip, by land, sea and air, while thousands are still stranded in hospitals and health facilities, and others are “on the streets without medical care” in many areas.

The occupation aircraft bombed a house belonging to the Al-Agha family near Al-Amin Mosque in the western line of Khan Yunis, which led to casualties as a preliminary toll.

While the occupation warplanes continue their raids and bombing in the vicinity of hospitals, where they completely destroyed the heart department building in the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, and tens of thousands of displaced, wounded, and sick people are still stranded, after being besieged for the third day in a row, amid a complete outage of electricity, water, and food.

According to the Ministry of Health, 3 premature babies and 12 patients have been martyred inside the Al-Shifa Medical Complex so far, due to the outage of electricity and medical consumables, including two newborn babies.

All 3,000 oncology patients who were being treated in Al-Rantisi and Al-Turki hospitals were now left to die, after the occupation expelled them from the hospitals, in light of warnings of a real humanitarian catastrophe due to the absence of basic services.

The Palestine Red Crescent Society announced that Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City was out of service and completely stopped working yesterday, due to the depletion of fuel and a power outage.

23 out of 35 hospitals have completely stopped operating, and the occupation forces are still besieging many hospitals, preventing entry or exit to them for medical staff, paramedics, and patients.

The occupation warplanes also destroyed a brick factory and the adjacent Bani Suhaila cemetery, east of Khan Yunis Governorate.

The ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since the seventh of last October has resulted in more than 11,078 martyrs, including 4,506 children and 3,027 women, in addition to the injury of 27,490 citizens, the majority of whom are women and children, an infinite toll.