Dozens of Gaza Babies in NICU Threatened to Die in 5 Minutes Lifestyle – 6 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – As Israel’s attacks on Palestine become increasingly aggressive, doctors in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Gaza hospitals are still struggling to find additional stocks of fuel and basic medicines for hospital needs.

Launching from Reuters, fuel and basic medicines are needed for babies being cared for in incubators. According to doctors, most babies are at risk of dying within five minutes if the incubator loses electricity.

“We call on everyone to send the necessary medical supplies or we will face a major disaster,” said Dr. Nasser Bulbul at Al-Shifa Hospital (RS), Gaza, Palestine, quoted Monday (30/10/2023).

“If the electricity goes out, we will lose all 55 babies who need electricity (in the incubator) within five minutes,” continued Dr. Nasser.

Spokesperson for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said that as of Monday (23/10/2023), there were 130 newborn babies throughout the Gaza Strip being cared for in electric incubators. According to Qidra, almost all generators in Gaza hospitals are starting to run out of fuel.

“We have diverted fuel to the most important life-saving services, including incubators. However, we don’t know how long this will last,” said Qidra.

“We are asking the whole world to provide fuel assistance. We have even asked government and private gas stations to donate whatever fuel they can to help save lives in hospitals,” he continued.

It is known that Israel launched its largest air strike and completely blockaded the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Islamic Group, Hamas, attacked Israel on October 7 2023.

Currently, around 2.3 million Gaza residents experience shortages of water, food, medicine and fuel. Apart from that, all medical officers in Gaza are still fighting hard to keep all hospitals operational.

As of Monday (30/10/2023), the total number of deaths due to Israeli air attacks in Palestine reached 8,000 people. According to a report from the Ministry of Health in Gaza, most of the victims who died were women and children.

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