The Gaza Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, November 2, 2023, that the main electricity generator at the Indonesian Hospital has come to a halt, raising concerns of imminent danger to patients and the injured.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qudra, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson, voiced his worries during a press conference, stating that if fuel is not provided to the hospital, a catastrophe may ensue.
He emphasized the critical role of the Indonesian Hospital in providing healthcare services in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
“We have taken exceptional measures, including suspending the morgue’s operations, to allow the Indonesian Hospital to continue functioning for a few days,” Dr. al-Qudra explained.
He urgently called for immediate intervention to supply fuel to both the Indonesian Hospital and Al-Shifa Medical Complex to prevent a major disaster.
The Health Ministry’s spokesperson had previously warned on Wednesday of the imminent closure of Al-Shifa Medical Complex and the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza City due to fuel shortages.
According to the latest data from the Health Ministry, the number of medical personnel casualties in Gaza during the conflict has reached 132 individuals.
Furthermore, 58 healthcare facilities have been damaged due to shelling and targeting, 25 ambulances destroyed, leading to 16 hospitals and 32 primary care centers going out of service because of Israeli strikes and fuel depletion.