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Around 9,000 patients need urgent medical evacuation from Gaza, says WHO

Around 9,000 patients need urgent medical evacuation from Gaza, says WHO

Around 9,000 patients need urgent medical evacuation from Gaza, says WHO

Around 9,000 patients in Gaza strip They must be evacuated urgently to receive treatment, as the Palestinian territory only has 10 hospitals that work at least, said the head of the WHO.

With only a minimum of 10 hospitals operating in #Gaza, thousands of patients remain without medical care“warned the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusin X.

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Before the war, Link It had 36 hospitals, according to data from the WHO.

Around 9,000 patients must be urgently evacuated abroad to benefit from vital health services, especially to treat cancer, bombing injuries, kidney dialysis and other chronic illnesses.”, he stressed.

There are 1,000 more patients than in the last WHO census, at the beginning of March.

The territory is under almost total blockade and non-governmental organizations such as UN They accuse Israel of not facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid on which most of the 2.4 million inhabitants who still live in Gaza and are concentrated mainly in the south of Gaza city depend. Rafa and its surroundings.

The attack of Hamas he October 7th It caused the deaths of at least 1,160 people, mainly civilians, according to an AFP count based on official Israeli data.

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The Ministry of Health of Hamas announced on Saturday a new number of 32,705 deaths in Gaza strip since the start of the war and 75,190 injured. The majority of victims are women and children.

Tedros indicated that so far “More than 3,400 patients were transferred abroad via Rafah”.

But many more will have to be evacuated. We ask Israel to expedite the approval of evacuations so that critical patients can be cared for” he added.

Source: Elcomercio

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