- Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:45| MEMO
The Medical Trade Union has organised a sit-in outside the Dr Abdel-Aziz Al-Rantisi children’s hospital to protest over severe shortages in medical supplies; in over 100 classes of medicine, Ministry of Health warehouse stores and reserves have dwindled to zero.
Children held up placards demanding that the children of Gaza be saved from death and the need for the world to intervene and allow medicine into the Sector.
It is worth mentioning that the Gaza Strip suffers from a continuous medical crisis which is intensifying in certain area and posing a significant threat to the lives of patients.
The Ministry of Health continues to deliver warnings about this crisis which is the result of both the siege, and the fact that the Ministry of Health in the West Bank has not sent Gaza its share of medicine.
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