The Gaza Strip is now in in the middle COVID-19 outbreak, and we are working to flatten the curve,
The curfew is not a sustainable solution to confront the pandemic, and we may implement it at a point of time.
MOH-Gaza has allocated 500 beds for COVID-19 patients in the hospitals.
Today, more than 50% of these beds are occupied.
78% of ICU capacity is now occupied.
Further exhaustion to the health system and its cadres may push us to take a more strict decision.
Providing oxygen for COVID-19 patients is the biggest challenge for the MoH in Gaza.
The average patient’s oxygen consumption reaches 60 liters per minute, which puts an additional burden on hospitals resources.
Health services have not collapsed and are still operating.
The COVID- 19 infection rate among health personnel is 5%.
We are not far from the health sector crises.
Screening tests are currently limited to symptomatic patients and some patients contacts.