Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals

Health authorities confirmed that cutting off electricity to hospitals has no different effect than bombing them. In both cases, they become out of service and cannot receive patients and visitors. Hospital work may be limited to emergency cases.

Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
Cutting off electricity negatively affects  work of hospitals
8 Decemberember 2023   06:55
NEWS DESK- QAMISHLO- KHALID ATTA

Since October 4, the Turkish occupation army has been bombing NE Syria using drones and artillery, the Turkish occupation has destroyed 4 electrical power supply stations, and the general supplier of electrical energy in the Al-Jazera region - the Suwaydiya facility, which led to an Power outage about two million people, including service and health facilities, especially hospitals, bakeries and water pumping stations.

All electricity supply stations in the Al-Jazera region were out of service, that is why, the electricity supply to the region was cut off.

According to Hadiya Abdullah, the joint vice-president of the Health Body, "In Al-Jazera region, there are 5 general public hospitals in (Dêrik, Hasaka, Amuda, Al-Darbasiyah, and Al-Shaddadi), and the Heart and Eye Hospital in the city of Qamishlo, all of which rely mainly on central oxygen that relies on electrical energy, in addition to 14 private hospitals, and 35 health centers and clinics, providing services to hundreds of thousands, all of centers were directly affected by cutting of electricity, and became dependent on generators.

Hadiya Abdullah pointed out: “We can work for another period, but the damage was not only to electricity, but oil wells that effected on the work of hospitals.”

Oxygen production and incubators are the most affected children

Hadiya Abdullah confirmed: “The oxygen production departments, maternity incubators, and the operating and resuscitation room are the most affected, and it is expected that the situation will get worse and they will be completely out of service. Hospital work will be limited to simple first aid.”

Dr. Riyad Faraj, director of Al-Rahma Private Hospital in the city of Qamishlo confirmed to ANHA agency: “The hospitals were fed with exceptional electrical power for up to 15 hours a day.” Our work was going well, but now the situation is completely different. The hospital now depends mainly on generators 24 hours a day. In general, the reality is difficult for all service institutions."

Dr. Faraj wonders, what happens after the hospital's fuel stock runs out? He said: "Hospitals will stop working and become out of service if fuel is not available, but we will do our best to continue working and provide medical and humanitarian services to patients."

The administrative director at the Heart and Eye Hospital, Muhammad Karmo said: “We used to rely on main electricity, but now we depend on two generators, and we do not know how long we will continue to work depending on the generators.”

Karmo revealed: “The hospital may be forced to stop providing some of its services and its work is limited to emergency cases.”

What if the generators break down?

Inn response to the question of what would happen if the generator stopped, he replied: “The hospital will be out of service.”

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ANHA