Health crisis threatens the lives of sick and injured in Gaza – Radio Florida de Cuba

Health crisis threatens the lives of sick and injured in Gaza – Radio Florida de Cuba
Health crisis threatens the lives of sick and injured in Gaza – Radio Florida de Cuba

Ramallah, June 25.- Health authorities in the Gaza Strip warned today that the lack of medicine threatens the lives of thousands of wounded and chronically ill Palestinians who need urgent treatment in the territory.

Due to the aggression and blockade imposed by Israel, hospitals are suffering from a serious shortage of medicines and supplies necessary to provide the necessary life-saving services, sources said, cited by the official Wafa news agency.

As an example, they cited the lack of anesthesia and medications for cancer patients and those undergoing dialysis treatment.

Days ago, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that more than 10,000 Palestinians hope to leave the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment abroad.

In his account on the social network

Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted that after the closure of the Rafah crossing with Egypt at the beginning of last month, no patient managed to leave the coastal enclave.

In an interview with the radio station The Voice of Palestine, the Minister of Health, Majed Abu Ramadan, denounced last month that the situation of the sector in the coastal enclave is catastrophic.

More than 80 percent of hospitals and health care centers in Gaza are out of service as a result of continued Israeli aggression, he said.

We need urgent international intervention to save the health system there, he stressed.

The WHO accused Israel of carrying out 443 attacks against that sector in the Strip since the beginning of its military campaign, on October 7 of last year.

Taken from Prensa Latina

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