WHO opens Specialised Burns Unit for Syria at the Wake of War

By  , Agency News
Sep 24, 2013
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  • WHO establishes Syria's first specialised burns unit.
  • It has six intensive care units and two ICU ventilators.
  • Medical services have reached more than 3.7 million people till date.
  • At the wake of war this will save the lives of many.

specialised burns unit for syriaThe World Health Organization (WHO) has established Syria’s first specialised burns unit in the wake of the ongoing Syrian war at al-Mouwassat hospital.

The special burns unit has six intensive care units or ICU beds and two ICU ventilators. Apart from this WHO had also provided specialized burn kits, life-saving medicines, equipment and medical supplies in order to meet the needs of 15000 people who are suffering from burns.

The fact however remains that there are only half the necessary funds that are available and with the escalation of valence in Syria, WHO and its partners are constantly trying to provide basic health services to everyone. This attempt has paid off well in the first seven months of 2013 with the UN and other non-governmental health agencies provided emergency medical supplies to treat more than 2 million people. In the Syrian war it has been found that over all the medical services have reached more than 3.7 million people.

Al-Mouwassat hospital receives between 15 and 17 burns cases each week.

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