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Na’im meets WHO officials, discusses deteriorated health conditions in Gaza

The PA health minister in the legitimate PA caretaker government under premier Ismael Haneyya Dr. Basim Na’im has met on Monday with officials of the World Health Organization in the Egyptian capital Cairo, and briefed them on the horrifying health conditions in the Gaza Strip.


Na'im also explained that the Israeli economic siege on the tiny Strip caused sharp shortage in medicine and medical equipment in Gaza hospitals, in addition to the Israeli rejection to allow sick Palestinian people to receive proper medical treatment abroad.

More than 200 sick Palestinian citizens suffering chronic diseases died so far as a result of the Israeli economic blockade and the Israeli closure of the crossing points of Gaza Strip for more than a year now.

For his part, Dr. Hassan Al-Jazari, the chairman of the WHO administrative council, expressed the organization's solidarity with the besieged Palestinian people, vowing to exert all possible efforts to extend help for the Palestinian people, and to supply the health sector in Gaza with the medicines and medical equipment it badly needs.

Na'im also met with the head of the Egyptian Shareyah Society, and thanked him for the help the society had and still is extending to the Palestinian people in Gaza that helped in saving many Palestinian lives.

The PA minister had earlier met separately with the secretary-general of the Arab League Amre Mousa, and representatives of the Union of Arab Doctors and briefed both of them on the deteriorating health condition in Gaza before he paid a visit to the sick Palestinian citizens lying at the Naser medical institution.