Hundreds of patients with renal failure are threatened to lose their lives while the fuel crisis took place in Gaza Hospitals since they rely mainly on generators to obtain electricity.
The current crisis started more than 13 years ago with the start of the Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip.
According to Dr. Abed Al-Salam Sabah, General Director of hospitals in the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the power cuts for long periods of time will greatly affect the scheduled surgeries in the operating departments, with an average of 3,864 operations per month, which are performed in 48 rooms distributed across the Gaza hospitals.
The intensive care departments will have more impact, in which the bed occupancy rate is 84%. As for dialysis patients, their suffering will be more painful, as 923 patients perform dialysis sessions on 131 machines per month.