Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

17 Jan
10:26 PM

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.


Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of fuel and electricity, and will spare no effort to prolong its health services provided to Gazans.


Al-Qedra asserted that his ministry communicates with all bodies and organizations to contain the stifling crisis hitting its facilities.


Gaza’s hospitals need monthly an amount of some 630 liters of fuel, in case the electricity outage reaches 12 hours per a day.


The Gaza Ministry of Health appealed to all relevant bodies, organizations and the Palestinian government of National Consensus to urgently intervene, to save the health status inside the Gaza’s hospitals by supplying them the needed amount of fuel.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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