Egypt prevents thousands of Gazan’s medical treatment


Al Ray Agencies | Sept 26, 2013


Gaza, ALRAY – 1000 patients suffering from critical diseases deprived of entering Egypt to receive urgent treatment in specialized Egyptian hospitals due to the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, According to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.

The center said in a statement on Wednesday the siege and the closure threatened thousands of workers to lose their work and  stay in the countries they reside and many students will lose their scholarships .

He pointed out that escalating the siege especially after the Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah crossing caused fuel crisis as the quantities enter Gaza through Kerm Shalom crossing are limited.

He explained that the lack of fuel affected several services including the first aid, ambulances, public transportation and sanitation. The  water supplies declined to 40% according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs .

“The blockade affected the health services seriously. According to the Ministry of Health, the pharmaceutical stocks which were entering through the Rafah crossing officially fell to 30%.” The statement said.

About 145 of 500 medicine types ran out and 100 kinds are about to run out in the coming days.7

The center indicated that a humanitarian crisis will be as a result of the escalation of the blockade on the civilians  in the Gaza Strip, warning the international community of  the disastrous effects that could not be remedied if the blockade continues.


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