WHO Warns of Collapse of Gaza Health System

Geneva, – The World Heath Organization (WHO) warned that the health system in the Gaza Strip collapsing and it “cannot afford to lose” one more ambulance or hospital.

The health workers in Gaza do not have food or water, patients are bleeding on hospital floors and trauma wards resemble battlefields, WHO Spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said in a press conference here on Friday.

“The situation in Gaza is beyond belief,” he stressed, insisting that the enclave cannot afford to lose more health facilities.

The WHO spokesperson also revealed that on Friday a convoy of medical supplies destined for Al-Ahli hospital in the north, which was also aiming to evacuate 12 patients to the south, had to be suspended due to the security situation.

The agency’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on social platform X that “so much more is needed” and deplored the fact that the intense fighting was making it “increasingly difficult to run any health operations”.

He added that WHO is “extremely concerned” about thousands of patients and health workers in the Strip.

“The only way to protect them is a ceasefire. Now,” he wrote.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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