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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 84-86

Syrian field hospitals: A creative solution in urban military conflict combat in Syria

1 Department of Medicine, Wayne State University; Syrian American Medical Society, Detroit MI, USA
2 Department of Medicine,University of Illinois, School of Medicine; Syrian American Medical Society, Detroit MI, USA

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Abdulghani Sankari
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R, 3 Hudson, Detroit, MI 48201
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.118467

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Since the war started in Syria nearly two years ago several independent organizations reported the use of medicine as a weapon by the Syrian authorities, killing of doctors and arresting patients who were admitted to the hospitals for treatment. In year 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) found nearly 50% of hospitals are not functioning due to lack of staff, equipment and medicine. This report highlights how the doctors in Syria are creative and courageous to risk their own lives to save thousands of innocent lives.

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