Hundreds of families suffer from lack of medical services in Western Aleppo

تحرير عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 2 أكتوبر، 2018 3:55:08 م خبر إغاثي وإنساني صحة

Aleppo - SMART

Hundreds of families in the Rif al-Muhandisin compound, west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, suffer from a lack of medical services in the area.

Muhammad Makhzum, the head of the second Rif al-Muhandisin local council, reported that 685 displaced families from the city of Aleppo, the Aleppo countryside, and the Hama governorate, reside in the area. The area also includes two camps for internally displaced persons. Makhzum said that the area lacks medical centers and services.

Makhzum added that they are suffering from several diseases, such as Leishmania, heart diseases, and diabetes. The children have not received any vaccination for eight months, according to Makhzum.

Makhzum also said that they formed a committee to communicate with concerned organizations that work in the health domain, but they did not receive any response yet.

Um Omar, a resident of the area, said that she had two children who were infected by Leishmania, as there is no medical center to treat them. The nearest medical center is 20 kilometers far from the area, according to Um Omar.  

The spread of illegal and uncertified pharmacies in the Rif al-Muhandisin residential compound caused illness due to wrong prescriptions.

People in most of the Syrian governorates cannot afford medicine's high prices, as these areas lack several kinds of medicine. The medicine's prices increased due to high shipping costs and declined security situation, as selling medicine became a popular and profitable job. Bombings and battles in several areas of Syria force many medicine factory to shut down.    

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