Al-Bursh: Medical crisis in Gaza not resolved yet’


2011-07-16 | News  | Alresalah News

GAZA, (Alresalah.ps), EXCLUSIVE The medicine crisis in the Gaza strip has not been resolved yet, and many  patients’ lives are threatened, whereas a health disaster is loomig in Gaza.A senior Health ministry official told Alresalah.ps.

Dr. Munir AL-Bursh, Director General of Pharmacy Department at the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said: “More than 170 medicines and 140 medical consumables are currently out of stock”, noting that the Gazan patients’ consumption is estimated with more than USD 2.5 million per month.

Al-Bursh held the Ministry of Health in Ramallah fully responsible for this crisis.

Chronically ill patients, especially children and the elderly, are the worst hit.

Human rights organizations accuse “Israel” of violating international humanitarian laws, specially the 4th Geneva Convention, which outlaws torture, collective punishment and the resettlement by an occupying power of its own civilians on territory under its military control.

The United Nations has repeatedly appealed for the opening of all crossings into the Gaza Strip, warning of the severe negative impact on Gaza’s population.

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