The Gaza Strip's health minister Basem Naem blames West Bank-based Palestinian Authority for an acute shortage of medicines and supplies in the region.

He said, hundreds of mediactions and supplies have run out, The Canadian Press reported.

Gaza, which has its own government, receives medical supplies from the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, as international donors want it to control all humanitarian outlays.

Basem Naem has warned on Wednesday that all surgeries would be suspended in the next few days unless Gaza doesn’t start receiving the medical supplies.

The Palestinian Authority, run by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, says it doesn't have enough money to transfer the items.