Syrians hospitals in state of panic!
The distressing conditions in hospitals in Syria, the pervasive confusion, the Coronavirus disease patients forced to wait for others to die in order to be given ventilators to save their lives…
This is the state of Syrians hospitals!
Syria slowed down for a while in lockdown, but as it faced unprecedented economic pressures and as a large part of its population was depending on daily wages, the country reopened businesses.
Syrian doctors have said that the Coronavirus epidemic has led the country to the deepest levels of ruin and health institutions are devastated by the increase of cases across the country recently.
Its currency, the Lira, has lost much of its value in recent months and with rising unemployment and inflation, many people are no longer able to buy basic goods.
In just the past three weeks, the official number of cases has doubled. But according to health workers in Syrian-controlled areas, statistics are not showing the true magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Doctors in Syria have described the latest shocking incidents of health workers desperately trying to protect the lives of people. With a severe shortage of equipment, doctors in Syrians hospitals say they are working hard to save lives. The struggle is compounded by the lack of equipment to protect medical professionals.
The Syrian government has said they have opened new facilities in cities outside the capital and will allow private laboratories to continue testing, but time is running out.
According to the United Nations, there is still time in Syria to soften the curve and prevent a complete collapse of the health sector, through awareness, more effective monitoring and further testing.
The emotional impact of the crisis has severely damaged national health workers, who say they feel powerless and helpless as they watch patients, sometimes members of their families die, in Syrians hospitals!