Gaza’s health conditions deteriorate alarmingly — WHO

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a dire warning on Friday, expressing deep concern about the dire state of the health system in the Gaza Strip. Christian Lindmeier, the organization's spokesman, conveyed the gravity of the situation in a press conference held in Geneva, emphasizing the worsening conditions each day in an alarming manner.اضافة اعلان

Only 14 out of 36 hospitals in Gaza are operating at full capacity
Lindmeier highlighted the extreme strain on the health system, asserting that Gaza cannot withstand any further loss of health facilities, ambulances, or hospital beds. Late Thursday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that only 14 out of 36 hospitals in Gaza were operating at full capacity, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Describing the desperate situation, Lindmeier noted that children and people are pleading for water, reaching a point where essential supplies are no longer available. He stressed that the current water allocation for Gaza is between one and two liters per day, encompassing all needs, not just drinking.

Painting a grim picture, Lindmeier revealed that people are resorting to extreme measures such as cutting down telephone poles for firewood for heating or cooking. He issued a stark warning, stating that civilization in Gaza is teetering on the edge of collapse.

The spokesman mentioned a planned convoy to deliver medical supplies to the Arab National Hospital in Gaza City and evacuate 12 patients to the south on Friday. However, he disclosed that the mission had to be suspended due to security concerns. Health sector workers are struggling with a lack of food and water, hindering their ability to provide essential services.

Lindmeier painted a harrowing scene, depicting patients bleeding on the floor and trauma departments resembling battlefields. He passionately called for an end to the cruelty, emphasizing the urgent need for a ceasefire.

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