Sunday, January 24, 2010

Patients in Ramle prison hospital complains of delay in treatment

[ 24/01/2010 - 10:58 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Palestinian prisoners held in Ramle prison hospital have complained that the hospital's administration deliberately delays their treatment.
Farid Al-Qaisi, the representative of the prisoners in Ramle, told the Palestinian prisoners association that 23 prisoners are permanently staying in Ramle and that the number increases to 50 when others are transferred for treatment.
He added that the patients' conditions worsen as they wait for their turn for a diagnosis or treatment and sometimes wait for months to get a date for visiting a doctor or undergoing a surgery.
Qaisi said that the administration limits entry of clothes and other necessities from families to the detainees and deprives the Gaza detainees of any visitation.
He underlined that ten of those residing on permanent basis in Ramle prison hospital are serving life sentences.