Dr.Youssef Abu Al-Rish hands out the United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs a letter to pressure the Israeli occupation to bring in diagnostic medical devices and spare parts
Deputy Ministry of Health in Gaza Dr. Youssef Abu Al-Rish calls on all concerned parties to pressure the Israeli occupation to bring the diagnostic medical devices that have been withheld for months into the Gaza Strip
Dr. Abu Al-Rish handed the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Mrs. Lynn Hastings, a letter to pressure the Israeli occupation to enter the diagnostic medical devices and the spare parts needed urgently to enhance the ministry’s abilities to confront the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The meeting was held in the presence of the OCHA Coordination Unit Officer, Mr. Alberto Nata, and the Director of the World Health Office in Palestine, Dr. Rick Peppercorn, OCHA Assistant Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Alaa Abu Ramadan, Director of the Global Health Office in Gaza, Dr. Abdel Nasser Sobh, and Director General of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Hajj, and the Director-General of the Turkish Friendship Hospital, Dr. Sobhi Skaik and Director of Foreign Relations Dr. Raid Kashkash.
Dr. Abu Al-Rish presented the UN delegation with the urgent need for the diagnostic medical devices and spare parts, which the occupation still prevents from entering the Gaza Strip, which constitutes a great challenge to the efforts made to confront the epidemiological situation at a time when the world is mobilizing its medical capabilities to limit the spread of the virus and provide medical services, while patients in Gaza are deprived of it without any reason.
During the meeting, Dr. Abu Al-Rish presented the developments and efforts in the health field in the Gaza Strip that have been performed to confront the fourth wave of the Covid 19.
As the enclave is witnessing an accelerated increase in the curve of recorded injuries daily, Dr. Abu Al-Rish referred to the health measures that the Ministry of Health continues to apply in the first, second, and third waves.