Vaccination of children against measles renewed in Aleppo for the first time in five years

30.05.2017, Syria.

Ziad Hajj Taha, head of the Aleppo Health Department, stated that the vaccination of children against measles was launched in the province of Aleppo, TASS Russian news agency reported May 30.

Syrian doctors provide necessary medical assistance to the population in the towns and villages liberated from terrorists. “Vaccination of children is organized for the first time since the beginning of hostilities in 2012, in both a few operating medical facilities and on the streets of small villages.  We plan to also reach those kids who could not get vaccination in time,” stressed Ziad Hajj Taha.

One clinic in Eastern Aleppo has been restored and vaccination is carried out at the facility.  Other doctors work in teams on the streets of small villages.

Ziad Hajj Taha stressed that Russia, China, and India provided invaluable humanitarian assistance, since Syria does not produce the vaccines on its own, and international sanctions do not allow to simply buy vaccines in the Western states.  Nevertheless, the shortage of medical personnel issue remains acute.

Restoring normal life in Aleppo in the last half a year was hampered by the mines planted by the militants “literary everywhere”.  Russia had greatly assisted to Syria with this issue, too, by sending its sappers to Aleppo.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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