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Alarm raised as 7 health centers run out of fuel in besieged Gaza

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GAza5aprGAZA (PNIC):-The Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said Wednesday that power generators in seven vital health centers across the Gaza enclave have gone out of operation as a result of fuel dearth.

The ministry’s spokesman Ashraf al-Qidrah said the list of centers affected by the crisis includes the Sourani Center, the Medical Foundation, Gaza’s Health Department, Absan al-Kabira Center, Atatra Centra, and a center for people with disabilities.

Al-Qidrah said that the ministry’s crisis management committee warned that the health situation in the Gaza Strip has gone from bad to worse and that the enclave is going through an alarming phase due to the fuel crisis.

The committee urged donor parties to immediately step in and work out the fuel crisis before it is too late. It also called on the Electricity Distribution Company to find urgent solutions and make every possible effort to provide fuel supplies to Gaza’s hospitals around the clock.

Al-Qidrah added that a number of health facilities have suspended their services at Beit Hanoun Hospital and al-Durra Children's Hospital for the third day running and that all the patients were made to endure urgent inter-hospital transfers as a result of the crisis.

“The power generator at Gaza’s psychiatric hospital is also expected to run out of fuel in the next few hours,” the official further warned.

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