QRCS provides medical help to over 6,300 Syrian IDPs
April 04 2018 09:04 PM
A QRCS medical team providing assistance to Syrian IDPs.
A QRCS medical team providing assistance to Syrian IDPs.

QNA Doha

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has providing emergency medical assistance in response to the current displacement wave from Eastern Ghouta to northern Syria.

So far, various medical and psychological services were provided for 6,320 internally displaced people (IDPs). QRCS said in a statement yesterday that as part of QRCS's Aleppo Relief Campaign, the society co-ordinated with local health authorities to deploy four ambulance vehicles with medical equipment and personnel to evacuate critical cases from the IDP access points and shelter camps to hospitals.

The statement indicated that a total of 74 injuries were attended to last week.

The statement further added that the mobile clinics with physicians, midwives, and nurses are operated in Idlib and Aleppo to offer assistance to women and children. Basic medical services were provided to more than 400 beneficiaries, in the areas of mother and child health, reproductive health and primary healthcare, according to the protocols of the World Health Organistion (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). The statement pointed out that QRCS provided surgeries for the injured, chronic and communicable disease treatment, and free-of-charge medications as well as individual and group health counselling and organised lectures on health awareness and psychosocial support for more than 1,400 displaced persons.

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