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Gaza Health Ministry warns of severe medical shortage

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Gaza19Apr21GAZA (PNIC):-Gaza's Ministry of Health on Sunday said that its stores are suffering from a severe shortage in medicines and medical supplies and warned of an imminent collapse in the health sector.

The Ministry in a press conference highlighted the significant decrease in drugs and medical supplies in Gaza hospitals in view of the ongoing blockade and the increasing number of casualties near Gaza border.

The Ministry added that the medical tents erected in the Great Return March camps helped reduce the number of casualties sent to hospitals, pointing out that about 13,000 have been injured since the start of the protests, 7,000 of whom were transferred to hospitals while the rest were treated in the field.

With more efforts exerted at different levels, the medical crews managed to deal with the casualties despite the acute shortage in medical supplies, the Ministry noted.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qedra said that most of the injuries were in the limbs, adding that the Israeli army used a type of explosive bullets that destroys the bones and tissues.

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