Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip are in urgent need of medical treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) wrote this on Wednesday https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1719681372384542984 out of approximately eighty injured people have left the area. In addition to thousands of seriously injured citizens, there are many people who need specialist help, according to the WHO.
The organization speaks of more than 1,000 kidney dialysis patients, 45,000 people with cardiovascular disease and more than 60,000 people with diabetes. In addition, there are 2,000 patients being treated for cancer in Gaza. However, the only hospital in Gaza where people with this disease are treated has been out of use since this week, Reuters reports, citing the hospital director. The hospital is out of use because the fuel needed to keep the building running has run out.
According to authorities in the Gaza Strip, 16 of the 35 hospitals are now out of use due to a lack of fuel and other facilities, or because they have been damaged by airstrikes. “Hospitals and other health facilities must be protected from bombing and military use,” the WHO writes.
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