Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza is ‘not functioning’, says WHO

Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza is currently facing a dire situation, according to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

In a recent update, he highlighted the challenges the hospital is confronting, stating that it has been three days without electricity, water, and with severely limited internet access, hampering the ability to provide essential care.

The ongoing gunfire and bombings in the area have worsened the already critical circumstances.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his concern about the significant increase in patient fatalities and lamented that, unfortunately, the hospital is no longer functioning as it should. He emphasized the urgent need for attention, stating that the world cannot remain silent when hospitals, meant to be safe havens, are transformed into scenes of death, devastation, and despair.

In response to the situation, the WHO chief reiterated his calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, underscoring the imperative of taking immediate action to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding at Al-Shifa hospital.