Nasser hospital has been put ‘completely out of service’, says health ministry

The Gaza Strip’s second-largest hospital has been put “completely out of service”, a spokesperson for the Gaza health ministry said on Sunday.

“There are only four medical teams – 25 staff – currently caring for patients” inside the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, Ashraf al-Qidra told Reuters.

“The Nasser medical complex is the backbone of healthcare in southern Gaza Strip. Its ceasing to function is a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of Palestinian displaced people in Khan Younis and Rafah,” he said.

Qidra said a lack of fuel and fighting around the facility – which was Gaza’s largest functioning hospital until Sunday – had put it out of action.

(Source: The Guardian)