A gaggle of 28 untimely infants from Gaza have been evacuated from a hospital contained in the besieged Palestinian enclave to Egypt to obtain therapy, in response to Egyptian tv footage and a Palestinian hospital physician.
“The babies arrived to me from al-Shifa Hospital. They were in a catastrophic condition when they got here,” mentioned Dr Mohammad Salama, head of the neonatal unit at Al-Helal Emirati Maternity Hospital in Rafah in southern Gaza.
Medical workers on the Egyptian aspect of the Rafah border crossing had been seen on Monday rigorously selecting up infants from inside ambulances and inserting them in cellular incubators, which had been then wheeled throughout a carpark in direction of different ambulances.
The infants, from a complete of 31 who had been moved on Sunday from the besieged al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to the maternity hospital in Rafah as a primary step in direction of evacuation, wore solely nappies and tiny inexperienced hats.
“The 28 babies have now safely arrived in Egypt. Three babies still remain at the Emarati Hospital and continue to receive treatment,” a World Health Organization spokesperson mentioned in an emailed response to the Reuters information company.
Asked in regards to the infants’ circumstances, he mentioned: “All babies are fighting serious infections and continue needing healthcare.”