Health Ministry in Gaza warns of fuel shortage in two months

Ashraf al-Qudra

Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza warned on Thursday of a new fuel shortage in its facilities in two months. It appealed to donor international and Arab institutions for urgent intervention in order to guarantee enough fuel amounts at hospitals and primary health centers.

The spokesman of the Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudra, told the PIC reporter that his ministry complains of continuous shortage in fuel supplies for power generators.

The Palestinian official said that the Ministry consumes 450,000 liters of fuel every month distributed over 13 hospitals including 3 grand medical compounds that use too much fuel when power cut offs exceed 8 hours a day.

The besieged Gaza Strip experiences every now and then a power crisis that leave it with only 6 to 8 hours daily of power connection.

(Source / 16.03.2017)

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