Hospitals in Daraa record dozens of cases of shortness of breath due to sandstorm

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 25 أبريل، 2018 9:39:20 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة

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Hospitals in Daraa, Southern Syria, have recorded dozens of cases of shortness of breath after a sandstorm hit the city.

Doctor Oqla al-Hanafi in the Walid Khattab hospital said that they received 20 cases of shortness of breath ranging between light, moderate and severe. He pointed out that most of the cases were patients with asthma and allergies.

Dr Hanafi added that the treatment for shortness of breath includes oxygen masks, antihistamines for allergies, and cortisone to alleviate the symptoms. Dr Hanafi advised the people of Daraa to stay inside, close all windows, and wear masks or wet cloths around their noses and mouths.

Doctor Ziad al-Mahamid said that the hospital in the Balad neighborhood in Daraa received one allergic patient.

The Civil Defense mobilized all its centers in Daraa. The volunteers distributed respirators to civilians in the streets and markets, especially for allergic people, according to Amer Abazeid,  the Head of the Civil Defense media office in Daraa.

On Mar. 24, 2018, a windstorm hit Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Homs, al-Hasakah, Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in Central, Northern, and Northeastern Syria. The storm caused many people to experience shortness of breath due to the dust, and destroyed properties and internally displaced people’s (IDPs) tents.

Rain, snow and sandstorms have hit many Syrian cities, causing damage to IDP camps. The IDPs live in poor conditions, especially during winter, when the rain and wind floods and uproots tents.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 25 أبريل، 2018 9:39:20 م خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة
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