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Syria : Nurse Killed in Hospital Attack in Dael, Daraa by katty : April 10, 2017, 10:31:27 PM
One nurse was killed, and several staff were wounded yesterday in an attack on a hospital in Dael, Daraa. The hospital was hit by airstrikes at 1:30 A.M. on April 9, 2017 destroying an ambulance, damaging the hospital and putting it out of service.

On April 3, there was a reported chemical agent attack (chlorine suspected) in Habeet, Idlib suburbs which injured a 5 day old baby. The infant succumbed to injuries from chemical agent inhalation on Friday April 7. The mother of the infant is devastated and had moved to the area seeking refuge after the father was killed five months ago.

A primary health care center in Heish, Idilb was attacked on April 8 at 3:00 P.M., damaged and put out of service, according to the Turkey Health Cluster. The facility provided an average of 1980 consultations a month.

The escalation of violence and use of internationally banned weapons continued through the weekend. On April 8, The city of Latamneh, in the Hama suburbs was attacked with phosphorous bombs and there were reports of napalm used in attacks in Latamneh, Maaret Harmah, and Bsams. On April 9, there were reports of phosphorus attacks in Saraqeb. These incendiary weapons have caused horrific burns to patients, are difficult to treat and put a tremendous strain on the medical infrastructure.

"The sickening attacks on Khan Sheikhoun and the subsequent worldwide outrage has done little to stop attacks on civilians in Syria. The people of Khan Sheikhoun are terrified and have fled their homes. It breaks my heart to hear about the 5 day old baby which died on Friday. No mother should have to go through that. Hospitals are still being bombed and incendiaries are still deployed in populated areas, disfiguring civilians. We have seen a drastic uptick in violence in the past month and now more than ever, we need a peaceful solution to this conflict." Said Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada.

UOSSM's Syrian Hospitals Surveillance Report Reiterates The Urgent Needs Of Syrian Hospitals.

All 107 hospitals examined in Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hammah, Daraa, Quneitra, and Homs were hit at least once by a direct or indirect airstrikes. Some hospitals were struck as many as 25 times. The average hospital was attacked three times.

Three-quarters of the hospitals surveyed were located in buildings not designed to house medical facilities and were in fact makeshift hospitals, ill-equipped to provide the needed medical care.

More than half of all hospitals’ staff had no training to prepare for or respond to airstrikes, or to document airstrikes; and one third of hospital staff had no experience in occupational safety or risk management.

There is an alarming scarcity of medical specialties like vascular surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery, and the relevant equipment needed.

As a result of this data, UOSSM for the first time concludes that new measures are urgently needed to protect hospitals and medical workers from aerial attacks.

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