Gaza , 2 Jumadil Akhir 1436/22 Maret 2015 (MINA) – Palestinian Ministry of Health revealed a sharp increase in the number of registered cases of cancer of various types, where the infection rate in the last three years amounted to 73.1 that is a new case per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Director of information center at the health of ministry Dr. Atef Mosa’d showed these results in a report introduced during a workshop held by the ministry about health services for diseases and tumors, Al-Ray Palestinian News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Khaled Thabet director of tumors department at al-Shifa hospital stressed that the increasing number of cancer patients is due to pollution caused by the prohibited weapons used by Israel against the Gaza Strip.
The participants in workshop recommended the establishment of a cancer treatment center, in which the patient receives a comprehensive therapeutic service instead of having medical treatment in different places.
Most of cancer patients are forces to leave the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment since the Gaza Strip lack proper medical equipment due the Israeli blockade.(T/R05/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)