[News] Last cancer hospital in Gaza

January, 01, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

On Nov 1, 2023, the only cancer hospital in Gaza ceased functioning. The Turkish–Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza had already been seriously damaged by Israeli airstrikes, but it was the shortage of fuel that forced its closure. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that the lives of 70 patients were at risk. Reports subsequently emerged that four patients had died due to insufficient medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which supported the Turkish–Palestinian Friendship Hospital, published a social media post stating how the entry of fuel into Gaza, which is essential for powering hospitals, is being prevented by the Israeli authorities and that hospitals and health-care facilities continue to be attacked.

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