Gazan doctor appeals to Turks, gov't to help Palestinians

Gaza`s only operating emergency hospital doctor calls Turkish citizens and government to help Gaza.

Gazan doctor appeals to Turks, gov't to help Palestinians
Furkan Torlak / World Bulletin


Gaza`s only operating emergency hospital doctor calls Turkish citizens and government to help Gaza.

Muaviye Hasaneyn, the chief of staff in the Gaza`s the biggest and only remaining hospital Al-Shifa`s Intensive Care Unit, talked to World Bulletin on the phone.

"We need medicine and medical equipments. The situation in Gaza is terrible. We do not have any means to provide medical treatment to the injured people. We need to renew everything in the hospital. We do not have enough ambulances to transport the injured people to the hospital. Ambulances are also targeted by the Israel air strikes, anyway. We do not even have the basic supplies to operate" said Dr Hasaneyn.

Hasaneyn said "there is great anger and despair among people, and the situation is getting worse each minute."

"Israel started a open war. They do not discriminate among women, children, civillians and hit everyone. Even the minimal conditions for life do not exist in Gaza. There is no electricity, no power, no clean water.. Everything is depleted.

"We try to save lives working over capacity but we have limited chance to treat the injured. We do not have enough operating tables, medical supplies. We try to transport patients to Egypt but we can send just a limited number of them. We could send only 20 people today, and 23 yesterday. As you can see, these are very small numbers when you compare to all injured people in Gaza," he added.

Hasaneyn said "the number of martyrs in Gaza reached 391 and there are 2910 injured Palestanians, 500 of them under the age of 16."

At the end of the phone interview, Hasaneyn called for help to Gaza from Turkey.

"We want Turkish citizens and government to help us anyway they can; help, help, help we ask. We need spiritual support too and expect all brothers and sisters to pray. If Turkish government could transport the injured to Turkey, that would be really helpful. They can also do something about the ambulance need."
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