Turkish Health Ministry offers medical aid to Gazatext_fields
Ankara: Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday announced that Turkey is ready to provide health services to the Gaza Strip, including sending a floating hospital to the region.
Koca said on social media platform X that Turkey is negotiating with WHO about cooperation in providing health services to Gaza, and is ready to send a floating hospital or establish a field hospital in the Palestinian enclave.
The Minister added that Turkey could also provide health services to the Palestinians near the Rafah Crossing, the crossing point between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
Koca stressed his country would not remain an onlooker to the conflict, and it will make efforts to support civilians of Gaza with health services after the hospital blast.
On Wednesday, at least 471 Palestinians were killed in a blast on the Al-Ahli Arabi Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip, and more than 314 others were wounded.
With inputs from IANS