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News ID: 93281
Publish Date : 11 August 2021 - 21:11
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GAZA STRIP (MEMO) – The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has warned that emergency and scheduled surgical operations in public hospitals may be forced to stop as a result of a shortage in nitrous oxide used for general anesthesia.
The Zionist occupation’s stifling siege on the enclave has prevented the entry of this vital medical equipment since the beginning of the year, the ministry said.
The Director-General of Administrative Affairs, Mahmoud Hammad, said the remaining quantities of nitrous oxide are only sufficient for the next ten days, adding that the ministry has contacted many international bodies, including the the World Health Organization (WHO), to provide the strip with more.
Hammad pointed out that the Ministry of Health facilities consume 120 twenty-seven kilogram nitrous oxide cylinders each month.

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