Lack of Medicine Claims Lives of 20 Cancer Patients in Eastern Damascus

اعداد إيمان حسن | تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Liz Hallgren 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 أكتوبر، 2017 8:40:12 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة

The Damascus countryside - SMART

On Saturday, Oct. 21,   2017, Wissam Al Ruz, the female manager of the Al Dar Al Rahma Health Center to treat cancer  said that 20 patients, including five children have died during the recent three months due to the lack of medicine in the sole cancer center in the besieged Eastern Ghouta. The manager appealed to the concerned authorities to provide medicine.

Al Ruz added that three patients out of 559 need medicine. Al Ruz noted that some patients need a half dose of medicine until the full amount is provided.

Al Ruz noted that the center contains 3 percent of medicine out of 32 chemical venous medicine types due to the arrival of new patients displaced from the neighborhoods of Al Qaboun and Barzeh.

Al Ruz stressed that 15 percent of patients, including a female about to die, are in urgent need to be taken to Damascus’ hospitals.

Al Ruz added, ”medicine has not entered the Al Ghouta for four months, there is no crossing or smuggling way to provide medicine.” Al Ruz noted that earlier, the center bought medicine from Damascus . The medicine entered the centre through the loyalist forces’ checkpoints.

Al Ruz appealed to the humanitarian aid organizations and concerned authorities to provide medicine for the Al Ghouta. Al Ruz said that the center contacted humanitarian aid organizations without receiving a reply.

Earlier this year, the only dialysis center in Eastern Ghouta warned of the near depletion  of dialysis remaining materials, which  were entered in 2016, according to a journalist collaborating with SMART.

Last year, an infant infected with measles died due to the lack of medicine in Duma, the Damascus countryside. Another infant died due to the lack of medicine in the city of Jisreen.

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اعداد إيمان حسن | تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Liz Hallgren 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 أكتوبر، 2017 8:40:12 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة
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