Israel blocks tools for treating Gaza’s kidney patients
Naseem is among the children being treated for kidney issues at al-Rantisi hospital in Gaza. (photo)
Staff at al-Rantisi – the only hospital in Gaza providing children with dialysis – do their best to take care of kidney patients such as Naseem. Yet the complete blockade to which Gaza has been subjected for 16 years now means that they cannot provide an adequate service.
Gaza’s health ministry warned recently that al-Rantisi hospital is in dire need of tubes for dialysis machines, as well as other essential equipment. The health ministry stated, too, that Israel had blocked camera technology used in tests on kidney patients from entering Gaza for most of the past two years… Read more