Publish date: 2024/05/24 ( Publish date: 2024/05/24 Time: 12:32 )


Al-Aqsa Shuhda'a Hospital Administration Warns of Impending Catastrophe Unless Fuel Is Delivered Within Hours

Gaza City, May 25, 2024 - The administration of Al-Aqsa Shuhda'a Hospital issued a stark warning on Thursday evening of an impending health disaster if fuel supplies are not delivered to the facility within the coming hours. 

The hospital stated in a press release that this fuel shortage "comes within the context of pressuring the medical staff and the already dilapidated health sector to completely stop the operation of hospitals across the Gaza Strip."

Just yesterday, hospitals in northern Gaza were forced to completely cease operations due to Israeli incursions and blockades, while the main hospital in Rafah has also halted services. The remaining hospitals in Gaza are groaning under the crisis of dwindling fuel and the collapse of the healthcare system, nearly 8 months after the latest devastating war.

The Al-Aqsa Shuhda'a Hospital expressed its "utmost astonishment and indignation at the procrastination policy" it has faced, noting that "for long hours we have been in contact with the relevant authorities and with the World Health Organization, the entity tasked with delivering fuel to the hospital, but there has been no response to our request for immediate and urgent fuel delivery."

The hospital stated: "We declare to all international and United Nations organizations, and to world public opinion, that Al-Aqsa Shuhda'a Hospital has a fuel storage capacity of 50,000 liters, but the quantities being delivered do not exceed one-fifth at best."

The hospital noted that it requires more than 4,000 liters of fuel daily in order to provide adequate health services and medical care.


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