Ala Hillis, Director of the Pharmacies Administration of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, warned that the drug stock in Gaza is about to run out due to the Israeli blockade.
Noting that 43 percent of the essential drugs and 25 percent of the medical supplies in the pharmacy warehouses are exhausted, Hillis said that the medical supplies in the 6 dialysis centers will be completely exhausted in a few days.
Dialysis centers are about to become inoperable
Hillis also expressed that she is worried that 1200 kidney patients who cannot undergo dialysis due to lack of medical equipment will be exposed to serious health complications.
Noting that Israel has prevented the mobile imaging and x-ray devices used in kidney failure examinations from entering Gaza for more than 18 months, Hillis warned that if the current situation continues, the dialysis centers in Gaza will become inoperable.
Hillis called on the relevant authorities in the ministry to take urgent steps to procure materials used in the treatment of kidney patients.
More than 2 million people live in an area of 365 square kilometers in the Gaza Strip, which Israel has been under an air, land and sea blockade for nearly 15 years.
Many Palestinians from the Gaza Strip are forced to undergo treatment in hospitals in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel due to the limited health facilities in the region.