WHO: level of destruction of Gaza’s hospitals is heartbreaking

2024-04-17 13:59:39

Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has affirmed that the level of the destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip is “heartbreaking and horrific,” reiterating the demand to protect hospitals and not attack them.

“The WHO and partners concluded another mission to north Gaza and reached the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) medical point, al-Shifa Hospital, and Indonesian hospital to assess their current capacity,” Ghebreyesus said on X platform.

He added “The removal of dead bodies at al-Shifa is still ongoing. The emergency department is being cleaned by health workers, and burnt beds have been removed. The safety of the remaining construction still needs a thorough engineering assessment.”

The Indonesian Hospital is empty. Reconstruction work is ongoing in an effort to rehabilitate it.

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