2011 ‘toughest year yet’ for Gaza medics

Medics treat a boy injured in Israel’s air strike in An-Nasser Hospital in Gaza City. GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — As 2011 draws to an end, medical shortages in the Gaza Strip have reached their highest levels, a spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry said Saturday. Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an that medics in the besieged coastal enclave had to cope with shortages of medicine and medical equipment on a daily basis, affecting over one-third of patients. Patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney failure and neuritis were the worst affected, al-Qidra said. Hospitals and health centers have totally run out of … Continue reading 2011 ‘toughest year yet’ for Gaza medics