Gaza health ministry appeals for urgent dialysis filters

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[ 14/12/2011 – 09:59 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza made an urgent appeal on Tuesday to all health and humanitarian organizations to help provide kidney units in Gaza hospitals with dialysis filters 5 and 6.

“450 patients with kidney failure receiving dialysis services in hospitals are now in real danger threatening their lives where the balance of this medical consumable has become 24 filters and this quantity does not cover the needs of patients who are on dialysis three times a week,” spokesman for the health ministry Ashraf Al-Qudra said.

The spokesman also called for pressuring the de facto health ministry in Ramallah city to supply Gaza hospitals with all its medical needs because of the worsening medicine-related situation in the Gaza Strip.

Source and more at the Palestinian Information Center

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