Turkey’s Red Crescent sends Gaza 8.5 tons of medicine, medical supplies

RAMALLAH, Sunday, The Ministry of Health sent on Monday from its warehouses in the West Bank city of Nablus 8.5 tons of medical aid donated by the Turkish Red Crescent to its warehouses in the besieged Gaza Strip, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad.

Awwad said that the ministry dispatched two truckloads of medical supplies worth $274 thousands, including medicines to treat chronic diseases such as cancer and kidney diseases.

The medical aid convoy is expected to reach its destination on Monday.

President of the Red Crescent Organization in Turkey Karam Kannik affirmed the continued support of Turkey to Palestine, especially in the health sector, in light of Israel’s ongoing blockade of the Strip, which he stressed, has negatively affected all fields in Gaza, especially the health sector.

Awwad praised Turkey’s continued support to the Strip, pointing to the many vital projects provided by Turkey to Palestine in all fields, especially in the health sector.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency