The Deputy Ministry of Health briefs the European Union ambassadors delegation on the health conditions in Gaza

The Deputy Ministry of Health, Dr. Yousef Abu Al-Rish, briefed a delegation of European Union ambassadors on the health situation in Gaza, 17 years after the Israeli blockade.

Dr. Yousef Abu Al-Rish was at the forefront of a ministerial staff to receive the diplomatic delegation at the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, which is dedicated to providing oncology and cancer services in the Gaza Strip.

During the visit, Dr. Abu Al-Rish explained the challenges facing the system while providing health services in the Strip, the most important of which is the lack of medicines, and the Israeli occupation’s continued prevention of the entry of diagnostic medical devices into the Gaza Strip hospitals for more than a year.
In addition, patients have been exposed to the Beit Hanoun checkpoint investigation, procrastination, and harassment for the
allowed referred patients to reach specialized hospitals and complete treatment, especially cancer and tumor patients.

The visit included a tour of the hospital’s various departments, where an explanation was given about the services provided, the efforts made to enhance oncology services, and the challenges facing those efforts.