• 9,000 patients ’need emergency evacuation’ from Gaza : WHO

    Some 9,000 patients in the Gaza Strip require evacuation for emergency care, with the war-torn Palestinian territory down to just 10 barely functioning hospitals, the head of the WHO said Saturday.

    “With only 10 hospitals minimally functional across the whole of #Gaza, thousands of patients continue to be deprived of health care,” World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on X.

    Before the war, Gaza had 36 hospitals, according to the WHO.

    “Around 9,000 patients urgently need to be evacuated abroad for lifesaving health services, including treatment for cancer, injuries from bombardments, kidney dialysis and other chronic conditions,” he said.

    That is up from 8,000 in the WHO’s previous assessment at the beginning of March.