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Gaza to receive cancer medications, vaccinations, says ministry

Empty shelves are seen as doctors in Gaza run short on medicine [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

The Palestinian Ministry of Health yesterday announced that it was preparing for a shipment of cancer treatment, special drugs and vaccines for children.

The health minister, Jawad Awaad, said that the ministry was finalising the required documents and permits for the receipt of the medical shipment, adding that it will be transferred to the ministry's warehouses today.

"We are exerting every effort to best serve the enclave's patients and provide them with the necessary medications," the minister stressed.

Gaza has been suffering extreme shortages in drugs supplies and medical treatments in hospitals following the Israel-led siege on the enclave.

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