Gaza Pediatrician: Electricity Outages Threaten Lives of 120 Newborn Babies – The Palestine Chronicle

Consultant pediatrician and Chairman of the Gaza Neonatal Network (GNN) Dr. Nabil Al-Baraqoun warned on Wednesday that the frequent electricity outages threaten the lives of 120 newborn babies currently being taken care of in intensive care incubators in Gazan hospitals.

Dr. Al-Baraqoun explained that the 135 neonatal incubators are all powered by electricity, noting that the frequent power cuts and the use of alternative energy sources cause damage to medical devices such as incubators, resuscitation equipment, and ventilators, which could cause complications for the infants, and even deaths.

Israel has closed the Karam Abu Salem crossing with Gaza on August 11. Therefore, Gaza’s sole electricity plant is not working, due to the lack of fuel.

Gaza Pediatrician: Electricity Outages Threaten Lives of 120 Newborn Babies

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