WHO Representative in Syria Ms. Elizabeth Hoff has thanked Russia and doctors of the Tsentrospas team for the medical aid they are providing to residents of Aleppo in this hard time.
“I appreciate that the Russian Emergency Ministry swiftly deployed its hospital near Aleppo. I’ve talked to a lot of patients who speak positively about the work being done by the Russian doctors,” said Ms. Hoff after she visited the airmobile hospital of the Tsentrospas team.
The Tsentrospas’s hospital operating in Syria at the moment makes the top three of the Global Register of EMTs created by WHO that can work in emergency and disaster areas. The hospital includes physicians, surgeons, neuropathologists, traumatologists, cardiologists who have worked on many occasions in emergency and disaster areas in different countires such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, South Ossetia, Haiti. Ms. Hoff noted that WHO thanks the Russian government, Russian people and Russian Emergency Ministry for the help provided to the people in this hard situation.
“I am impressed by sensitivity and generosity of the Russian government who responded in such a quick and efficient manner,” she said.
More than 1,500 Syrians have applied for qualified medical aid to Emergency Ministry’s doctors who have examined about 500 children. Most of Syrians coming for aid have infections of upper airways and festered wounds not treated properly because of lack of qualified medical aid.