The Health Ministry in Gaza issued an early Tuesday warning, indicating that electric generators in hospitals are on the verge of running out of fuel, which could result in their cessation of operation within the next 48 hours.
“We have less than 48 hours before all electric generators in hospitals run out of fuel,” ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said in a brief statement on Telegram.
He added that the mechanism followed to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza is “slow and cannot change the reality,” stressing that “the healthcare system has reached the worst stage in its history.”
Earlier on Monday, the ministry said that 32 health centers are out of service due to targeting by Israeli warplanes and a fuel shortage.
It added that the immediate needs of hospitals must be prioritized in terms of aid distribution, urging the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross to push for allowing supplies of fuel and blood units to support the health sector in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Indonesian Hospital in Gaza was shut down as its vital facilities were disrupted on Monday as a result of a power outage, according to medical sources.
Videos circulating online showed medical teams at the hospital receiving patients carried by ambulance workers while using portable flashlights.