PCHR: Gaza leukemia patients without medicine for 11 months

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Ma’an News Agency |  Tuesday 19/11/2013 (updated) 21/11/2013 09:30

Cancer patients and supporters protest the siege of Gaza.
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BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Leukemia patients in the Gaza Strip have been without medicine for more than 11 months leaving them in grave danger of complications and death, according to a report released Sunday by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

The Center called upon Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to “immediately intervene in order to save these patients by instructing the Ministry of Health in Ramallah to provide their required medications promptly and regularly.”

The report also highlighted the plight of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis, who have been deprived of their necessary medications for over two years.

According to the report, Leukemia patients in the Gaza Strip have been without medicine since Dec. 2012, when the required “Glivec” pills ran out completely from the Blood Department Pharmacy…

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