Kurdish Red Crescent prepares to expand field hospital in al-Hol camp

The Kurdish Red Crescent is preparing to expand the field hospital in al-Hol camp next week by increasing the number of beds in the camp hospital and opening new sections.

Al-Hol Camp was opened in 1991 during the Gulf War by the UNHCR in coordination with the Syrian authorities. The camp welcomed the Iraqi refugees for the second time in 2003 during the US intervention in Iraq, and for the third time in 2016 after the attack of ISIS mercenaries on Iraqi cities and occupying large areas there.

During the inauguration of al-Hol camp by the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria, the Kurdish Red Crescent rushed to open two medical points there to provide medical services to Iraqi refugees. After the liberation of the SDF, the last strongholds of ISIS mercenaries in the north and east of Syria were in al-Baghouz town on March 23. Thousands of families of ISIS mercenaries, women and children, surrendered themselves to the forces. Due to the large number of the residents who are living there, and to meet all their medical needs, the Kurdish Red Crescent opened a field hospital in the camp in early April.

The field hospital, which was inaugurated by the Kurdish Red Crescent, comprised 17 beds and consisted of several departments: operating room, general surgery department, orthopedic department, interior department, gynecology and obstetrics, children, laboratory and pharmacy.

The Kurdish Red Crescent is currently preparing to expand the field hospital in al-Hol camp. It is planned to increase the number of beds to 30 beds, in addition to increase the number of medical staff to 6 doctors from different specialties, and the opening of three other sections, namely radiology, isolation rooms and infectious diseases and burns.

Field hospital official Dr. Alan Dahir explained: "The expansion of the hospital with its new departments will enter service next week" He pointed out that their goal of this step to provide medical services to the largest number of displaced persons and refugees, in addition to avoid the transfer of medical cases outside the camp.




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