International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) set up a Bab-ul Selam hospital three months ago in North Syria. Hospital has 30 beds capacity with general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedy services and two operating rooms (one of them is mobile). Overall 15 personels work as hospital staff; one obstetrics and gynecology specialist, two general surgery specialist and two orthopedy specialists are Syrian and all services served as free. Kilis Hospital bed capacity is also increase 35 to 50.
Within the fourth year of Syrian civil war, Syrians who cannot pass the other side of the border struggle with lots of problems. One of them and also the most important one is health services. Hospitals in North Syria cannot provide adequate health services because of the increased number of clashes. The only hope is mobile health centers which set up by relief organizations near the border and are mostly work as a primary health care centers. Beside these health centers, there is a new hope International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation’s Babul Selam Hospital.
Malteser International supports International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation in setting up and running the hospital and in providing medical assistance. Average number of operations which performed in a one month is 150 and the most intensive branch is obstetrics and gynecology.
Foundation’s Syria health projects responsible Dr. Mahmod Mustafa mentioned that despite the fact that hospital unable to work at full capacity yet, it serves close to 1000 patients per a month. After reaching full capacity, they are aiming to increase this number.
“This is a safe area right next to border, so that the medical team can provide services to patients in confidence. We cannot take each patient to the Turkey, especially birth cases. Only the camps close to our hospital have over 50 million Syrian war victims. In addition to this, if we count the cases came from conflict areas and Aleppo this number will increase. Our hospital has two operation rooms whichgeneral surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and orthopedy doctors can perform operations. One of them is mobile, the other one will begin operations soon.”
International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation gives medicine and medical staff support to medical centers in two separate camps in North Syria.
EACH MONTH AROUND 150 BIRTH TAKE INTO PLACE
Undoubtly the most intense department in Mavi Hilal Babul Selam Hospital is obstetrics and gynecology.
International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation Syria aid coordinator Aziz Civelek witness such a happiness during his visit to the hospital.
5 minutes before his visits the little girl was born by cesarean. The father Emir Hussein posing the camera with his little girl shares his happiness with International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation.
Emir Hussein stated that cesarean birth cannot be possible in Syria, thanks to Babul Selam Hospital this birth took place in a healthy way.
KILIS TEMPORARY FIELD HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY INCREASED TO 50
On the other side of the border in Kilis, Turkey International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation has another hospital. Syrian refugees can reach medical assistance and physical rehabilitation in Kilis Temporary Field Hospital. 35 bed capacity hospital are increased to 50 beds. This hospital is a major health center that can alleviate the already heavy burden of Kilis State Hospitals. After first intenvention at Kilis State Hospitals, Syrian patients can continue their treatments in this hospital. In physical therapy center, patients can perform the treatment in the presence of Syrian specialists. All hospital staff is from Syria and all medical services and expences of hospital are covered by International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation and Malteser International.
The biggest victims of the civil war in Syria are children. Some of them lost their family and faced with a psychological trauma, some of them lost his/her leg, arm or eyes and became permanently incapacitated. Kilis Temporary Field Hospital also gives physical therapy and psycho-social support to those children. On of them is Abdullah Mustafa. He lost his left leg in a bombing two months ago. After the first intenvention in hospitals in Kilis and Gaziantep now he takes a physical therapy in Kilis Temporary Field Hospital. Now he is on crutches and wishes to have a prosthesis leg.