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400 patients in ICU facing death due to ongoing siege

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 25, 2009

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It said that the patients in Gaza, especial those with heart conditions, cancer, kidney failure and other serious conditions are facing imminent death due to the ongoing Israeli siege while hospitals and medical centers lack the basic supplies and equipment.  

Hundreds of medical machines are not functioning as the need spare parts not found in Gaza.  The Ministry reported that some 400 patients are in Intensive Care Units in several hospitals; most of them have kidney failure, but the doctors are idled by the lack of specialized medications and functioning equipment.    The Ministry demanded the international community to press Israel into opening the border terminals and allowing the entry of medical supplies and equipment. It also stated that hundreds of patients need to be urgently moved to hospitals outside the Gaza Strip.

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