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AMAN calls the Ramallah-based Military Medical Services Administration to explain the reasons why some health workers abandoned their posts at Gaza Military Medical centres

AMAN calls the Ramallah-based Military Medical Services Administration to explain the reasons why some health workers abandoned their posts at Gaza Military Medical centres

Stressing the need to keep health services away from political rivalries,

AMAN calls the Ramallah-based Military Medical Services Administration to explain the reasons why some health workers abandoned their posts at Gaza Military Medical centres

 

Gaza – The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) demanded that the Military Medical Services Administration provide explanation of circulated information, stating that medical staff abandoned their posts at a number of Military Medical Services hospitals in the Gaza Strip. These suspended their operations in line with higher instructions from the Commission for the Management and Regulation of Military Medical Services. AMAN called for making clear the compelling reasons for suspensions according to current information.

According to official and local media outlets in the Gaza Strip, 42 medical staff of various specialisations and reporting to the Military Medical Services Administration in Ramallah withdrew from their posts at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya, Northern Gaza, Algerian Hospital in Khan Yunis, and Military Medical Services clinic in Rafah without explanation.

In its letter to Major General Dr. Maysoon al-Banna, Director General of Military Medical Services Administration, AMAN called for reconsidering the withdrawal – if that is true – because it affects the lives of citizens. AMAN stressed that medical services should be immune to political rivalries. Especially in the light of a deteriorating health sector and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Gaza Strip, it negatively impacts healthcare service provision, deprives many citizens of medical treatment, and puts off scheduled surgical operations for patients.