Thursday, 29 October 2015

Man dies in Jerusalem after Israeli soldiers delay ambulance

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man died, on Thursday morning, after the ambulance was unable to reach him in time, due to the extensive military blockade, and roadblocks isolating Palestinian communities in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The sources said resident Nadim Eshqeirat, 52 years of age, suffered a heart attack approximately at 6:30 in the norming, before his family, in Jabal al-Mokabber, called the Nuran Charitable Association Emergency Services.

The dispatched ambulance was held due to traffic jams resulting from the numerous Israeli military roadblocks.

Nuran’s spokesperson Mohammad Bashir said, in normal conditions, an ambulance should reach the home of any patient in Jabal al-Mokabber within 5 to 7 minutes, but in this case it was delayed at least 7 minutes.

"Our medics tried to provide the patient with the needed urgent care, including electric shocks" he said, "The difference between life and death is just a few minutes, the first minutes after a heart attack are very essential, but we got delayed due to Israel’s roadblocks." more


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