The chief surgeon for the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross has given a harrowing account of an amputation his group carried out at a hospital in southern Gaza in a video diary shared with Sky Information.
Dr Tom Potokar mentioned his group needed to amputate the hand of a six-year-old baby with “very deep burn accidents”.
He mentioned the boy’s hand had been “charred” and was the reason for ongoing an infection which was making him very unwell.
The kid stays in a important situation.
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Dr Potokar despatched the eyewitness account from the European Gaza Hospital in southern Gaza.
He described “one other very busy day” in theatre the place his group had been coping with “very restricted sources, very restricted monitoring and actually removed from excellent circumstances anesthetising sufferers”.
They’re, however, in a position to get sufferers ready the place they will function on them, because of the “wonderful” work of his anaesthetist, he mentioned.
Israel has been urging civilians in northern Gaza to journey to the south because it continues to push ahead with its ground operations following the 7 October attacks.
Nevertheless, bombardments have continued within the south.
Dr Potokar mentioned sufferers are nonetheless arriving on the hospital the place colleagues are coping with “many burns”, difficult blast accidents with intensive tissue loss and bone harm.
A nursing workers scarcity was presenting a significant problem because of the massive variety of dressing modifications they’re having to deal with, he mentioned.
They’re additionally “inundated with internally displaced individuals”, he added.
In the meantime, Dr Potokar mentioned bombardment continues each evening, together with “one very shut at 1.30am this morning which whistled excessive of the constructing”.
To the north, Israeli strikes have been pounding Gaza Metropolis as floor forces battle Hamas fighters close to its largest hospital.
Well being officers mentioned medics, sufferers and displaced individuals had been trapped within the al Shifa Hospital with no electrical energy and dwindling provides.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected growing international calls for a ceasefire, saying Israel’s battle to crush Hamas militants will proceed with “full drive”.