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UN Evacuates Nasser Hospital Patients

UN Evacuates Nasser Hospital Patients

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After two days of being denied entry into the Nasser Medical Complex in Gaza, on Sunday (18 Feb), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners were allowed to go inside to assess the patients.
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As a result, lifesaving medical referral of 14 critical patients was facilitated. Two patients needed continuous manual ventilation throughout their journey. Nine patients are now receiving care in the European Gaza, International Medical Corps, UAE and Indonesia field hospitals, and five patients are in Al-Aqsa hospital. There are still more than 180 patients and 15 doctors and nurses inside Nasser. The hospital is still experiencing an acute shortage of food, basic medical supplies, and oxygen. There is no tap water and no electricity, except a backup generator maintaining some lifesaving machines. WHO, PalestineRCS, OCHA and other partners need sustained and safe access to continue lifesaving referrals for all patients in need of urgent care.
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