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May 18, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 17/05/2012 – 10:09 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The Ministry of health in Gaza warned that the lives of 404 kidney patients are at risk because the stock of bloodlines, an essential dialysis machine consumable, is running very low.

In a statement on Friday, Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the ministry, said that the lack of these lines will mean dozens of dialysis machines stopping work and will deny 404 kidney patients the essential treatment they need twice or three times a week to stay alive.

He added that the stock of bloodlines is running out fast because Gaza hospitals treat 150 kidney patients every day, each one of them needing one such line.

He called on the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, Human rights organizations, and the media to shoulder their responsibilities towards patients in the Gaza Strip and their right to receive essential treatment and to move…

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