Relief society: Israel’s violations worsen health services for Gaza children

[ 13/01/2011 – 08:37 AM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian medical relief society warned that the health services provided for children, especially the cancer patients, in the Gaza Strip are insufficient and getting worse as a result of Israel’s ongoing blockade and military attacks on the Strip.

In its annual report, the society said that in 2010 it provided a range of services for children who developed diseases or were injured during the last war on Gaza.

“We are working on providing integrated quality services aimed at improving the medical, social, economic and psychological conditions of the wounded children and their families,” director of the society Ayyd Yagi stated.

Yagi affirmed that the medical relief crews follow up 276 children injured during the war and help them financially, adding that the relief society last year assisted financially those children on a regular basis in cooperation with the Italian charity Ghazala.

He also said that the society also help in other 100 children, including orphans and patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as cancer, heart, kidney diseases.

In another incident, a committee of NGOs, human rights organizations and the representative of the world health organization was formed in Gaza on Wednesday.

The committee will be embarking on resolving the crisis of inadequate medicines and medical supplies which was created by the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority in Ramallah city.

This came during an urgent meeting held at the NGOs headquarters in Gaza to address the acute shortage of medicines and medical supplies in Gaza.

The Palestinian ministry of health had accused the illegitimate government in Ramallah of not providing Gaza fully with its share of medical supplies and deliberately causing a crisis in the health sector.

Rrelief society: Israel’s violations worsen health services for Gaza children.