Monday, December 13, 2010

Gazans in dire need of medical items

Gazans in dire need of medical items
Yousef al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

Gaza's health ministry has warned that around 135 basic medicines and over 150 disposable medical items have run out of stock.
Director of pharmacies in Gaza's MOH has urged international health organizations such as WHO to intervene immediately to save the lives of 100's of patients; he also blamed the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for not sending Gaza's medical needs.

Travel restrictions and frequent closures of border crossings have led to the lack of proper medications and the inability of chronically ill patients to seek medical treatment abroad.
Patients at Shifa hospital-Gaza's main medical center say that they are dying slowly in light of the shortage of medicines and proper medical care.

Israel originally tightened its blockade of Gaza in 2007 after Hamas came to power. About six months ago, Israel eased its economic blockade of the territory, but there has been little improvement here as only a fraction of the aid needed has made it to the people trapped in the coastal enclave.

It seems there is no end in sight for the plight of Gaza residents especially patients unless the ongoing 3-year land, sea and air blocked is fully lifted
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