Number of cancer patients in Gaza on the rise

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian health ministry in the Gaza Strip has announced that the number of cancer patients in the beleaguered Strip had increased to 1899 including 770 women and 220 children.

The ministry said in a statement on Monday on occasion of the international day for cancer patients that 850 of those suffer blood cancer.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had warned of the disastrous health condition in the Strip as a result of the Israeli siege for more than three years, adding that many cancer, heart and kidney failure patients are in dire need of treatment outside the Strip but the siege put a tragic end to their lives.

WHO championed opening of all Gaza crossings and allowing access for basic construction material to develop the health sector as far as the building and infrastructure are concerned.


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