Sanctions against Syria damage health sector
29 de junio de 2020, 0:15
Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian health sector is one of the most hardly hit by the new the set of sanctions that are being stepped up against this Arab nation, particularly the so-called Caesar Law.
Directors and doctors of the Al Razi hospital in the city of Aleppo have warned the shortage of some medicines, spare parts for equipment and the decision of some foreign companies of abstaining from supplying them in view of the measures applied are creating trouble and hardship for providing medical care.
Dr. Maen Daba, director of the centre, said that the implementation of this law has a negative impact on the Syrian people and the effects will be seen as the current medical equipment will need spare parts, maintenance and inputs that cannot be imported because of the hostile measure.
Similar criteria were expressed by technician Sharif Kayali, who was quoted by the media as saying that the computerized x-ray equipment used to serve more than 40 patients daily and today is out of service due to the impossibility of importing spare parts.
The complex situation, which the Syrian Government has addressed and denounced, takes place in the heat of pandemic of the Covid 19. Syria so far has reported 256 cases, with 102 recovered and nine deaths.
Since 2006, this nation has been suffering from an intense economic, commercial and financial blockade, which is constantly increased, and has now been hardened by the aforementioned US law, backed by the European Union, with serious repercussion on the health sector, whose losses in almost 10 years of imposed war, exceed 11 billion dollars.
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