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The Main Hospital in Gaza is No Longer Functioning

The World Health Organization has been able to restore communications with health officials at Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza, but it is no longer functioning as a hospital.

According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the constant shooting and bombing has worsened the already critical situation.

Minister urges WHO action to secure health services in Gaza

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has penned a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) chief, urging the global health body to guarantee the security of health services in Gaza and to facilitate Türkiye's support for the victims of the ongoing conflict.

Koca shared Oct. 25's letter on social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

Dramatic warning: Urgent!

The WHO has called for immediate and uninterrupted access to Gaza and through the area, so that its collapsed health system can function, the Guardian reports.
"These supplies provide surgical interventions for 3,700 trauma patients, basic and essential health services for 110,000 people and medical equipment for 20,000 patients suffering from chronic diseases," WHO said.

Fukushima nuclear plant begins releasing treated radioactive wastewater into sea

The tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 's operator says it began releasing its first batch of treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday — a controversial step, but a milestone for Japan's battle with the growing radioactive water stockpile.

New COVID variant not detected in Türkiye, minister says

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that the country has not detected the presence of the new variant of COVID-19, EG.5, within its borders.

"Do not worry about these variants. There is no such thing as a transition to the periods that we have closed," Koca declared in a press address held in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir on Aug. 23.