Vienna’s Mayor Michael Ludwig has announced that precautions have already been taken for the admission of babies from Gaza to hospitals in the city. The city is prioritizing humanity, especially when it comes to children in need, he emphasized. Discussions have already been conducted with the Vienna Health Association regarding medical care for premature births, although there are no concrete plans to bring children from Gaza to Vienna at this time.
The decision to transfer premature babies from the Al-Shifa clinic in Gaza City to Egypt was made after operations at the hospital could no longer be maintained due to the war between Hamas and Israel. The fighting broke out after Hamas murdered hundreds of civilians in Israel in an attack on October 7th.
The situation in Gaza has become increasingly dire due to ongoing conflicts between Israel and Hamas, which have resulted in a shortage of medical supplies and facilities. As a result, many babies born prematurely are at high risk of complications and death without proper medical care.
Vienna’s mayor has expressed his commitment to helping these vulnerable children receive the care they need. While there are currently no plans to bring children from Gaza directly to Vienna, discussions with healthcare providers are ongoing as they explore ways to support these families and ensure their well-being.