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WHO chief says Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital no longer functioning as medical facility

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WHO chief says Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital no longer functioning as medical facility

Published November 13,2023


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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated Sunday that Al-Shifa Hospital within the Gaza Strip is not working as a medical facility, citing a regarding rise in affected person fatalities.

“Regrettably, the hospital is not functioning as a hospital anymore. The world cannot stand silent while hospitals, which should be safe havens, are transformed into scenes of death, devastation and despair,” Tedros wrote on X.

Emphasizing “the dire and perilous” state of affairs on the hospital, he highlighted that for the previous three days, the ability has lacked electrical energy and water and has poor web connectivity, severely hampering its skill to supply important care.

“Tragically, the number of patient fatalities has increased significantly,” he stated, reiterating his name for a cease-fire within the Palestinian enclave.

Israel has been finishing up relentless air and floor assaults on the Gaza Strip — together with on hospitals, residences and homes of worship — because the Palestinian group Hamas launched a cross-border assault on Oct. 7.

Since then, the variety of deaths within the ongoing Israeli assaults has surpassed 11,100, together with greater than 8,000 girls and kids, the federal government media workplace in Gaza stated on Sunday.

The Israeli demise toll is sort of 1,200, in accordance with official figures.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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