Gaza Health Ministry accuses occupation of trying to kill patients in Gaza

[ PIC 24/05/2013 – 08:45 PM ]

images_News_2013_05_24_health-min-officials_300_0[1]GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza accused the Israeli occupation authorities of trying to poison Palestinian patients as they discovered that cylinders imported from Israel which were supposed to contain Nitrous Oxide (N2O) actually contained Carbon Dioxide Gas (CO2).

Palestinian Health Minister, Mofeed al-Mokhalalati, affirmed that doctors at Shefaa hospital managed to avert a disaster when patients were affected by the gas.

He had commissioned a group of experts to investigate the incident. The committee confirmed that Israel put Carbon Dioxide Gas (CO2) instead of Nitrous Gas, used in surgical operations as anesthetic.

Al-Mokhalalati said that Israel is being blamed for the poisoning as it is the sole source of nitrous gas brought to Gaza hospitals due to the six-year siege imposed by Israel.

The Health Minister stated that the ministry sent a letter to the World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross demanding an urgent investigation of the poisoning of Palestinian patients.

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