Doctors referred baby to Israeli hospital for treatment, but permission to exit Gaza never came.
A seven-month-baby suffering from renal failure died in a Gaza hospital while awaiting the go-ahead from Israeli authorities – who enforce a blockade around the Palestinian enclave – for an urgent operation.
Seven-month-old Adham Baroud died at the Al Rantissi Children’s Hospital’s in Gaza City at around 1am on 26 December. He had been referred to Israel for emergency treatment by his doctors in Gaza on 1 December.
By the 19th December, when this photo was taken, Adham was described by doctors at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit as “terminal”.
Acting Hospital Director Dr Mustafa Al Aqila told Oxfam that Adham was referred to Israel after a catheter inserted four months earlier in a…
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