Gazan Patients in Dire Need of Help, Hospitals Running Short of Medicine
The Hamas government says Gazan patients are in dire need of help as hospitals and clinics in the "Israeli"-blockaded coastal enclave are running short of medicine supplies.
Speaking at a press conference, Hamas officials announced that hospitals in Gaza need at least 178 types of medicine for intensive care units (ICU), maternity wards, podiatric and ophthalmic surgeries, reported Press TV.
"The acute shortage of medicinal supplies in Gaza's hospitals is serious, with tragic consequences," said Hamas lawmaker Khamis Najjar.
Meanwhile, a large number of expensive medicines for treatment of chronic patients, vaccines and blood plasma, which require refrigeration, get spoiled because of the regular power cuts.
According to local health officials, the only way out of the current crisis is for the international community to help lift the "Israeli" siege and resume the supply of medicine into to the area.
Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights since 2007, when the "Israeli" entity imposed a strict siege on the coastal enclave. The siege deprived the Palestinians from enjoying their basic rights including freedom of movement, and the right to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.