The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that it was working to put in place procedures for the transport of the wounded in the Israeli war against the Gaza Strip for treatment outside the strip in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, at a moment when the World Health Organization called for access to trapped patients to be able to evacuate them.
The statements made by Palestinian health came during a visit by Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Kaila, to health facilities in the Gaza Strip that were damaged by the recent Israeli bombing. The West Bank minister is accompanied by a team of medical specialists to operate on the wounded. Read also Gaza and geographic restrictions. How did the Israeli siege measures destroy the nature of life in the Strip? How can Israel be held accountable for its crimes in the Gaza Strip? Above Authority 235 – Who is number one required for Israel? What does Sisi want for Gaza? Has the war in Gaza changed the foreign priorities of the Biden administration?
The Minister of Health congratulated the health sector teams in Gaza who persevered and provided all medical services during the war and continued their work with the greatest efforts despite the Israeli army targeting dozens hospitals and treatment centers.
Yesterday, Friday, the World Health Organization requested access to patients in the Gaza Strip so that they can be evacuated and receive necessary treatment, in light of pressure from medical staff to treat the sick and the wounded after 11 days of fighting.
Fadela Al-Shayeb, spokesperson for the organization in Geneva, said around 600 patients, some with chronic illnesses, had had to be transferred out of the Gaza Strip since the fighting began this month here, but it was not possible due to the closure of the level crossings.
“It is very important that we help the Palestinians get the care they need, especially to help them get treatment outside the Gaza Strip,” she added. p >
The spokesperson indicated that the organization is present on the ground in the area, but she cannot confirm whether it can enter the area at present.
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Israeli shelling damaged dozens of medical centers, prompting the Health Organization to warn of heavy pressure on health facilities.
“The capacity of the health system to cope with the situation has completely collapsed,” MSF Gaza chief Helen Utens Patterson said this week. She reported that an MSF team had to “make their way through rubble and glass” to reach the Ministry of Health compound this week.
Aid workers have expressed concern about the possibility of an increase in cases of ‘Covid-19’ disease, after recent clashes over the gathering of large numbers of people displaced by the bombing in search of shelter. p>