19.07.2018, East Ghouta.
Ten outpatient clinics were restored in East Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, the chief district engineer for medical facility restoration Manuel Albert stated, Interfax informs on July 19.
According to the chief district engineer of East Ghouta, 10 out of 38 clinics, which had been operating in East Ghouta before the war, had been restored so far. The newly re-opened clinics face specialists shortage, especially the shortage of those working with children – pediatricians and surgeons. The laboratory equipment and medical devices are in short supply.
According to Manuel Albert, before the war there had been 120 hospitals in the Rif Dimashq province, of which East Ghouta is a part.
East Ghouta was liberated from terrorists on March 31. According to the Center’s for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides spokesperson Aleksey Tsygankov, more than 72 thousands of East Ghouta residents who had to leave their homes because of the war have already returned.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency