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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gaza Health Ministry warns of severe medicine shortage, 310 items out of stock, 300 patients have died since siege began

IMEMC - The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza warned, on Wednesday, that the current shortage of medicines in the Gaza Strip will result in serious health impacts for patients in need of treatment in Gaza.

According to the most recent statement from the Ministry of health, 170 medicines and 140 other medical items are currently out of stock in the Gaza Strip. This has meant that patients have had to go without essential medicine and medical services lack equipment necessary for their treatment.

The Israeli and Egyptian governments imposed a siege on Gaza in 2007, when the Hamas government took power after being elected by the Palestinian people...

Over 300 patients have died since the siege began due to a lack of essential medical equipment, and having been denied exit passes by the Israeli government... Read more