Doctors condemnbombardment of Gaza hospitals

KARACHI: The representatives of doctors association on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against Israeli Government and United Nations (UN) against the killing of Palestinians Muslims in Gaza city and termed the bombardment on healthcares inhuman terrorism act.  The protest demonstration was jointly organized by Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PMIA) Karachi, Pakistan Medical Association Centre & Karachi chapters, Doctors Welfare Association, Neurology Awareness & Research Foundation and other organizations outside the Karachi Press Club. Hundreds of doctors, medical students, and paramedics were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like Down-with Israel, Do not deny medical aid for the sick, bombardment on hospitals condemnable, We are with Palestinians and others.  While addressing the protesters, Central President PIMA Prof Sohail Akhter strongly condemned Israeli forces bombardment on hospitals in Gaza city and termed the act clear violation of Geneva Convention and Human Rights. He said UNO had confirmed the killing of 700 innocent Palestinians during ongoing bombardment of Israeli forces on Gaza city out of which 80 percent were civilians including 30 percent children. He also criticized the UN, United States of America and other world powers over their silence on Gaza tragedy. He said 23 healthcare facilities had been damaged in Gaza, while number of doctors and patients died and injured owing to Israeli bombardment. He informed that there is massive shortage of drug and disposables in hospitals. He said Gaza required 3.2 million USD monthly to meet the need of drugs and disposables. He said Gaza hospitals urgently needed neurosurgeons, anaesthesiologists, plastic & general surgeons and orthopaedic specialists. He informed that Federation of Islamic Medical Association (FIMA) with volunteer doctors is making regular attempts to deliver medicines and surgical equipments and only one consignment of seven trucks had managed to be moved in on 13the July 2014. He regretted that the Egyptian government is not allowing medics to go to Gaza. 

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