The General Medical Director of the Medical Affairs Sector at the Qatar Red Crescent, Dr. Hassan Ali Qassem, said that the Israeli bombing that has been continuing for more than a month on… Gaza strip It put 18 hospitals out of service out of a total of 35 hospitals in the Gaza Strip, and caused 120 health institutions to stop working due to direct targeting or due to fuel shortages.
He explained – in a special section on Al Jazeera – that the most prominent hospital targeted by the occupation army is the Turkish Friendship Hospital, which is the only hospital for treating cancer patients in Gaza and serves about 11,000 cancer patients, about 2,000 of whom are in critical condition, and 500 patients were treated daily in outpatient clinics. .
He also pointed out that 67% of the elderly in Gaza suffer from chronic diseases, in addition to 40,000 of them suffering from diabetes, and 1,000 patients suffering from kidney failure, warning that failure to reach urgent medical care for these patients means condemning them to death.
The paragraph showed the testimony of one of the doctors working in Gaza, in which he stressed the patient’s right to obtain the necessary treatment and “to avoid death in an inhumane way.”
A colleague of his stressed that tumor patients cannot wait for treatment because they can spread quickly, and that they need to get their doses of chemotherapy moment by moment, and demanded that these patients be transferred to any place outside the Gaza Strip.
The Al Jazeera segment also presented the testimonies of some cancer patients, in which they spoke about their suffering with the disease, which has worsened since the Israeli occupation launched its aggression against Gaza, noting that their lives have become threatened at any moment.