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People in Hama complain about Red Crescent’s refusal to transport patients at night

Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2020/05/03 07:52

Hama - SMART

People in the Syrian government forces-controlled city of Hama, Central Syria, complained about the refusal of the Red Crescent to transport patients at night.

On Sunday, local sources reported to SMART that the Red Crescent Organization refuses to transport patient to hospitals during the curfew hours, which was imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tahani reported that she asked the Red Crescent to transport her mother to a hospital in an emergency case, but the alternate team refused to come, pretexting by the lack of ambulances. Tahani added that taxis do not work during the curfew as well.

Ahmad also reported that he called the Red Crescent to transport his child to a hospital after an accident, but the volunteer refused to help saying that it is late in the night, asking the father to find another way to transport the child.

People in several Syrian government-controlled areas complain about bas services, the lack of infrastructure, the lack of bread, and piles of garbage, in addition to chaos that allowed kidnappings and robberies to spread, amidst negligence by governmental institutions.