Health crisis in Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said it was suffering from an unprecedented crisis in the shortage of medicines and medical supplies, threatening the lives of patients in the besieged strip.

"The medical crisis in hospitals and health centers is the most difficult during the years of Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than 12 years," the ministry said in a statement.

"The shortage of medicines has deprived 50 percent of patients in the Gaza Strip of treatment, including those with chronic and serious diseases," it said.

The Ministry of Health called on all international and local authorities to "take immediate and effective measures to meet the needs of patients with tumors, blood diseases, immunology, kidneys, various types of therapeutic milk, neurological and psychiatric drugs, chronic diseases, pregnant women and children."



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