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WHO criticizes Israel’s orders to evacuate hospitals in Gaza

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Ramallah, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The generaq director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday warned about the crisis in the healthcare sector in the Gaza Strip, and criticized the evacuation orders announced by the Israeli army.

The latest reports of evacuation orders in Gaza will further obstruct the delivery of medical care, which is currently very limited, he wrote on his X account.

There is really no safe corner in that coastal enclave, Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed.

In this regard, he questioned the Israeli army’s decision to expel patients and workers from the Arab Al-Ahli and Friends of Patients Society hospitals in the city.

The patients were either discharged early or referred to the Kamal Adwan and Indonesian hospitals, which are affected by shortages of fuel, beds and medical supplies, he said.

The Al-Helou health center is within the blocks of the evacuation order, but is still functioning partially, as well as the As-Sahaba and Al-Shifa hospitals, he noted.

According to the WHO chief, “within the evacuation zones are also six medical points and two primary health care centers.”

Those facilities might quickly become non-functional due to hostilities in their vicinity or obstruction of access, an immediate ceasefire is necessary, he said.

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