Gaza health ministry warns that medicine shortage is threatening 1,000 dialysis patients

The ministry made an urgent call for international aid to provide essential medicines and save the patients’ lives

Anadolu Agency June 25, 2024
Anadolu Agency

The Health Ministry in Gaza on Tuesday warned that 1,000 dialysis patients in the Palestinian enclave are at risk due to severe shortage of medicines amid the ongoing Israeli onslaught that has killed more than 37,000 Palestinians, created conditions of famine and rendered most of hospitals non-operational.

The ministry in a statement said medical teams are only providing palliative treatment to the patients due to the lack of supplies. "Hospitals and health centers suffer from a severe shortage of medicines and disposable supplies badly needed for providing services to save the injured and patients," the statement added.

The medicines that are about to run out include anesthetics drugs, and those related to dialysis and oncology patients. The ministry urged international organizations and UN agencies to quickly intervene and provide the needed medicines to save the patients' lives.

Israel has continued its brutal offensive on Gaza since an Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, and is accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice.


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