Probably the most susceptible sufferers at al-Shifa Hospital – dozens of prematurely born infants in important situation – have been evacuated to the south of the Gaza Strip.
Mohammed Zaqout, director-general of hospitals in Gaza, instructed journalists that “all 31 untimely infants in al-Shifa Hospital… have been evacuated” together with three medical doctors and two nurses, and “preparations are underneath method” for them to enter Egypt.
Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum, reporting from the Nasser hospital in southern Gaza, mentioned the infants had been on their solution to southern Gaza hospitals in six ambulances supplied by Save the Kids Basis.
Israeli forces ordered medical doctors, sufferers and displaced folks at Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital to evacuate the medical compound, forcing some to go away by gunpoint, medical doctors and Palestinian officers instructed Al Jazeera on Saturday.
A World Well being Group workforce that visited the hospital on Saturday reported that there have been nonetheless lots of of sufferers there, together with many in extraordinarily important situation, trauma sufferers with severely contaminated wounds, and others with spinal accidents who’re unable to maneuver.
“Sufferers and well being employees with whom they spoke had been terrified for his or her security and well being, and pleaded for evacuation,” the company mentioned, describing al-Shifa as a demise zone.
Docs mentioned that 4 infants had died throughout the raid.
It’s unclear the place precisely the infants will likely be positioned as soon as they arrive at Khan Younis. The plan is to distribute them between the European and Nasser hospitals, Abu Azzoum mentioned. The Nasser hospital, nevertheless, has a complete of 12 incubators, of which solely 6 can be found.