The nurses in the preemie ward in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva on Thursday, moved the newborns to a protected area as part of the medical facility’s preparedness for increased attacks from Gaza. The move was ordered after sirens wailed in the capital of the Negev earlier in the day, for a first time since Operation Protective Edge, in the summer of 2014.
Dr. Aggi Golan, who heads the preemie unit, explained, “Like previous events in the past, we are concerned about the safety of our premature babies and the temporarily transfer to a protected area is to avoid having them exposed to missile fire.
“In light of our experience, we prefer to move the babies in a safe and proactive manner,” the senior doctor described as 20 premature infants were moved to a protected area, assisted by medical and nursing staff of the unit and the administrative staff at the hospital.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)