#GazaUnderAttack | PRESS RELEASE | Gaza Hospitals Crisis: Surgery being Performed in Corridors and Floors

# NEVER FORGET THE PALESTINIAN HOLOCAUST

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Press Release

Gaza Ministry of Health, Palestine

 July 31, 2014                                                                                                                   

Gaza hospitals are operating under impossible conditions, with surgery now being performed in corridors and on the floor due to the sheer numbers of wounded from massacres such as Shati park, UNRWA school and Shujeiyah market.

Lack of theatre space sees two persons being operated on at a time in the same theatre, while others receive surgical interventions in the corridors.

Even beds are in such short supply that surgeons are forced to undertake complicated procedures while their patients lie on stretchers on the floor.

There is nowhere to send the patients post-operatively, with Shifa ICU full, and no vacant beds in surgical wards. Some surgical cases have been sent to maternity and internal medicine hospitals, and to other hospitals outside Shifa medical complex.

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