Medical Supplies for 150,000 Syrians in Aleppo

Doha, Relief work is in progress under the first phase of the Aleppo support campaign that was launched during the Qatar National Day celebrations in December 2016, Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) said.

The campaign is conducted with the participation of five Qatari charities, QRCS said in a press release.

Last Thursday, 20 kits of medications and medical consumables were provided for health facilities in Aleppo and Idlib.

So far, 17 kits have already been delivered to hospitals and health centers, with the remaining supplies to be delivered to another three hospitals. These provisions are expected to serve more than 150,000 patients.

In the same vein, two mobile clinics were dispatched, one sent from Anjara Health Center to Atarib Twon, while the other from Darat Izza Health Center to Maarrat Al-Ikhwan.

Comprising physicians, nurses, midwives, and community health workers, they visited the households hosting internally displaced people (IDPs) to offer primary health care, survey medical needs, distribute medications for free, identify malnutrition cases among children aging six months to five years, and refer serious cases to specialist centers.

The first phase of the campaign is providing QR 25 million worth of humanitarian aid, including food, tents, clothes, and medical aid for tens of thousands of Syrians who fled Aleppo City towards the northern and western rural parts of the governorate.

Each Qatari charity is assigned to undertake a certain part of the relief intervention, depending on their humanitarian mandates.

Source: Qatar News Agency