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Close-ups in Gaza Ep. 32: One of the last standing hospitals grapples with medical shortage

Global Stringer


Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip on Friday after talks to extend a week-old truce with Palestinian militant group Hamas collapsed, wounding and killing more civilians and forcing hundreds to flee their homes.

Al Awda hospital is currently one of the last operable hospitals in northern Gaza. In this episode, a CGTN stringer speaks to Dr Mohamed Obaid. He said the pressure has mounted as patients keep coming here since other hospitals are not functioning anymore. Our most important hurdle is "the lack of medical staff, and there's also a severe lack in oxygen for operations," he said.

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