|[ 04/01/2011 – 10:49 AM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)– The Gaza health ministry is warning of a critical shortage in essential medical supplies.
“Hospitals and medical centers have run out of 162 medicines and 165 consumable medical supplies,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry of health is calling on international humanitarian organizations to quickly intervene in Gaza’s medical crisis, emphasizing that pressure must exerted on the de facto government in Ramallah to supply Gaza with its due portion of supplies, only 37 per cent of which have reached the strip in 2010.
The government health organization assigned blame to Israel’s four-year strong economic blockade of the Gaza Strip.