A gaggle of 28 untimely infants from Gaza have been evacuated from a hospital contained in the besieged Palestinian enclave to Egypt to obtain remedy, based on Egyptian tv footage and a Palestinian hospital physician.
“The infants arrived to me from al-Shifa Hospital. They had been in a catastrophic situation once they acquired right here,” mentioned Dr Mohammad Salama, head of the neonatal unit at Al-Helal Emirati Maternity Hospital in Rafah in southern Gaza.
Medical employees on the Egyptian facet of the Rafah border crossing had been seen on Monday rigorously choosing up infants from inside ambulances and inserting them in cell incubators, which had been then wheeled throughout a carpark in the direction of different ambulances.
The infants, from a complete of 31 who had been moved on Sunday from the besieged al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza Metropolis to the maternity hospital in Rafah as a primary step in the direction of evacuation, wore solely nappies and tiny inexperienced hats.
“The 28 infants have now safely arrived in Egypt. Three infants nonetheless stay on the Emarati Hospital and proceed to obtain remedy,” a World Well being Group spokesperson mentioned in an emailed response to the Reuters information company.
Requested concerning the infants’ situations, he mentioned: “All infants are preventing severe infections and proceed needing healthcare.”