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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 27 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c509

Medical situation in Gaza remains precarious: More than 100 essential drugs are out of stock in Gaza, medical equipment is difficult to import, and referring patients to hospitals in neighbouring Israel remains problematic, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency on 25 January. Although the agency had been able to deliver supplies of insulin into Gaza it had not been able to secure permission from Israeli authorities to import syringes. John Ging, the agency’s director of operations in Gaza, said the population is living in …

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