Gaza patients risk losing their lives due to acute medicine crisis

Lack on medicines

The Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry has warned that hospitals in the besieged enclave have run out of first-aid medicines, leaving thousands of patients without treatment.

The Ministry’s spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a press statement on Thursday that patients and children at Gaza hospitals are at risk of losing their lives after 70% of first-aid drugs along with medicines for chronic diseases and therapeutic milk have become at zero stock.

A few days earlier, the ministry has expressed deep concerns over serious setbacks to rock the health of thousands of chronically ill patients as a result of a sharp dearth in life-saving drugs.

Blockaded by Israel — by air, land and sea — since 2007, the Gaza Strip has been grappling with a tough blockade, leaving thousands of sick civilians and humanitarian cases stranded in the world’s largest “open air prison.”

(Source / 04.10.2018)

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