Health ministry: Gaza lacks 260 types of medicine

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip has said that there is a medical crisis in the coastal enclave, with over 260 types of medicines unavailable to residents.

On Saturday, the ministry called on President Abbas to protect the rights of sick Gaza residents, a statement said.

It urged international and local humanitarian organizations to pressure the Palestinian Authority to better regulate the quantities of medicine exported to the Gaza Strip, which it said were only half of the amount hoped for by the World Bank.

The ministry in Ramallah is not following the principles of reconciliation, the Gaza ministry added.

( / 03.12.2011)

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