Naim: Gaza short on medicines and medical supplies

[ 12/01/2011 – 02:12 PM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian minister of health Dr. Basem Naim warned that the Gaza Strip suffers from an acute shortage of medicines and medical needs, especially due to the reluctance of the illegitimate government in Ramallah to send Gaza its portion of medical supplies fully.

In a medical symposium held in Gaza on Tuesday evening, Dr. Naim stated that his ministry needs millions of dollars every year to face challenges and difficulties related to the health sector.

He stressed that despite the many hardships, the health ministry in Gaza managed to take steady steps towards the improvement of the health sector.

The minister pointed out that the ministry developed a plan to deal with any Israeli military aggression against Gaza and formed a high emergency administration with branches throughout the Strip and a media center.

The minister appealed to all international humanitarian organizations to help Gaza people, especially the patients, medically and provide the health sector with its needs of medical supplies.

Naim: Gaza short on medicines and medical supplies.