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Health minister: The Palestinian minister of health Mufid Al-Mekhalalati are declining

images_News_2013_10_07_Mekhalalati-0_300_0Palestinian minister of health Mufid Al-Mekhalalati said that the balance of medicines and medical disposables in hospitals and pharmacies are in constant decline due to the closure of the Rafah border crossing.

In a news conference on Sunday, Mekhalalati noted that 30 percent of the medicines are completely unavailable.

The minister highlighted that the blockade on Gaza is against the international law, which considers Gaza an occupied territory and demands Israel to provide its population with all life means.

The minister also said that the construction of seven primary medical care centers stopped completely, while the expansion works at five hospitals were suspended.

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