Sunday, 24 October 2010

Prisoner Abu Shakhdam almost lost eyesight due to medical neglect

[ 23/10/2010 - 02:17 PM ]

Al-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The Palestinian prisoner society said that Palestinian prisoner Firas Abu Shakhdam is in serious health condition and almost lost his eyesight as a result of the deliberate medical neglect policy pursued in the Israeli Negev prison and Ramla hospital.

The prisoner told the society that he is suffering from serious problems in his eyes and not provided with proper medical treatment, adding that the doctor in Ramla hospital told him he needs cornea transplants, although the medical devices he used to examine him were very old and its results are undependable.

He added that he became deprived of reading and writing because of his eye problems resulting from the medical neglect.

The prisoner also suffered from acute pain in his abdomen after one of the Israeli doctors proscribed him a medicine without medical tests which led to an acute rupture of his intestines and caused him to bleed a lot of blood and yellow pus.
The prisoner said he asked the prison administration many times to have his stomach x-rayed but to no avail, which made his health condition badly deteriorates.

The society considered the policy of medical neglect as part of an Israeli plan aimed at killing Palestinian prisoners and undermining their steadfastness.

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