EMT working in al-Kasrah Hospital tells Deir Ezzor 24 about recent Covid-19 infections

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In the past few days, two Covid 19 cases were recorded in Al-Kasrah hospital in the western Deir Ezzor countryside. One of them came from Raqqa city, while the other one came from the western Deir Ezzor countryside, due to which the hospital staff announced measures against the virus.

Deir Ezzor 24 met with one of the medical employees working in al-Kasrah Hospital to know about the latest developments with regard to the infections and procedures taken. He said:

“The United Nations Monitoring and Follow-up Team (EERN) is present in the hospital. It is composed of a number of people from the region who have been working for years in controlling pandemics”

He added:
“We take swabs from the persons suspected of being infected in the hospital and sometimes we go to their houses when recieving information about them. We send the swabs on a daily basis to the Monitoring and follow-up team’s laboratory in the northern Syrian city of Idlib.”

He continued:
“Al-Kasrah Hospital lacks respirators, which are very important for the critical cases. It also lacks the necessary laboratory materials and equipment, knowing that the lab technicians were trained by experts on PCR, the device used to check the swabs. The hospital was also equipped at modest level with special beds for the quarantined persons. The infected people are quarantined at home unless there is a need to transfer them to hospital.

The medical sector in the eastern Euphrates areas in Deir Ezzor suffers from an acute shortage of medical equipment, mainly respirators and oxygen tanks needed for critical conditions.

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