Gaza’s 200 power stations depleted; hospitals at risk

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GAZA —  On Sunday, Mohammed Thabet, the spokesperson for the Gaza Electricity Company, revealed that after 16 days of border closures, numerous power stations had depleted their fuel reserves.اضافة اعلان

Thabet explained that there are over 200 private generators scattered throughout the Gaza Strip, running on diesel fuel for the past 16 days, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

He expressed concern about the imminent danger, particularly for hospitals and departments reliant on electricity for their operation. These facilities require a consistent and robust electrical supply to operate their various devices, as regular generators might not be compatible with certain equipment like CT scanners.

Thabet emphasized that hospitals, especially intensive care units and emergency departments, were at risk of facing shutdowns, despite the high numbers of wounded and injured patients they were receiving.
Discussing the water sector, Thabet underscored its vital importance. Due to the lack of electricity needed to extract water and operate desalination plants spread throughout the region, many people had resorted to using non-potable water for their consumption.

Thabet called for international intervention, the involvement of international and human rights organizations, and, most importantly, the supply of fuel to support the health sector in Gaza, as the two key desalination plants were no longer functioning.

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