Only 800 injured evacuated from Gaza for medical treatment since Oct. 7

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GAZA – The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that only 800 injured individuals have managed to leave the Gaza Strip for medical treatment since the start of the Israeli aggression on October 7. This number represents a fraction of the approximately 70,000 total injuries.اضافة اعلان

Among those evacuated, 400 cancer patients have left Gaza for treatment. However, the overall situation remains dire, with more than 10,000 cancer patients still in need of medical attention, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Ashraf Al-Qidra, expressed concern about the evacuation process, stating that the current system remains ineffective and allows for further harm to both wounded and sick individuals.

The deliberate targeting of healthcare facilities has exacerbated the crisis. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have damaged 150 hospitals, rendering 32 of them non-functional, along with 53 primary care centers. The IOF has systematically destroyed the health system in the densely populated northern Gaza Strip.

In particular, the Nasser Hospital, a critical backbone of the healthcare system in southern Gaza, faces an Israeli siege that has persisted for over 30 days.

Inside the Nasser Hospital, 25 medical staff members, 150 patients, and wounded individuals remain. These patients are unable to move and require urgent care. Tragically, eight patients who relied on life support and artificial respiration have died due to oxygen shortages. Despite the critical conditions, Israeli forces prohibit their removal from patient rooms for burial.

The complex now faces severe electricity, water, food, and medical supply shortages. Piles of medical and general waste accumulate in the hospital’s wards and patient rooms, exacerbating the already dire situation.

To add insult to injury, the destruction extends beyond hospitals. The IOF has destroyed 126 ambulances, leaving only a few operational vehicles in Rafah. The situation is catastrophic, with more than 150 medical personnel, including hospital directors, arrested by the IOF in northern Gaza and Khan Yunis.

Additionally, Al-Amal Hospital, affiliated with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), was targeted.

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