Gaza, August 26, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)- The siege on the Gaza strip is severely suffocating the people of Gaza in all walks of life. Now, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, there is a dire shortage of 80 essential drugs & 125 types of medical equipment. As the Gaza crossing borders are still routinely closed, medicine and equipment are prohibited entry to the Gaza Strip.
Officials in the ministry of health warn that 400 kidney patients are really suffering due to the lack of needed essential medicines. Additionally, regularly cutting electricity has been having a disastrous influence on the condition of these kidney-patients, as the power supply is too impotent to run the dialysis machines.