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28 Premature Babies Evacuated from Gaza to Egypt

Mon 20 Nov 2023 | 08:33 PM
Ahmed Emam

Twenty-eight premature babies were evacuated from war-torn Gaza to Egypt on Monday as Israel launched a deadly strike on the territory's Indonesian Hospital.

According to a report by Egyptian Television, the PRCS emergency medical services teams evacuated 28 premature infants from the Emirates Hospital to the Rafah Crossing, to be transferred to receive medical treatment in Egyptian hospitals.

The evacuation operation was coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

"This step was taken due to the poor health conditions of the children caused by power outages in nurseries and their consumption of contaminated water and milk, leading to health complications that require urgent treatment abroad," said PRCS.

Meanwhile, Israel's army killed at least 12 people in a strike on the Indonesian Hospital in the Palestinian territory's north, a battle zone where entire city blocks have been reduced to rubble.

According to the spokesperson of Gaza health minister Ashraf al-Qudra, the death toll tops more than 13,000 as the Gaza war rages on into its seventh week.

Qudra said: Dozens more were wounded and 700 people remained trapped inside the "besieged" medical center.