Press Release by the Ministry of Health – Gaza🇵🇸 Muhammad Abu Salmiya, Director-General of Al-Shifa Hospital

√ Oncology patients in the Gaza Strip live a bitter health reality.

√ The Israeli occupation imposes restrictions on patients’ movement through the Beit Hanoun checkpoint, which threatens the lives of tens of oncology patients who are referred to hospitals in the West Bank and the occupied Palestinian territories.

√ More than 35% of Oncology patients have been on the waiting list for months to leave the Gaza Strip for treatment.

√ Advanced oncology patients should receive their treatment on time. Any delay may cause fatal consequences

√ The Ministry of Health calls upon the concerned authorities to pressurize the Israeli occupation authorities to stop its immoral and inhumane measures against cancer patients.