Syria's wounded getting poor care
09 February 2012, 13:00
Paris - Doctors Without Borders has quoted Syrians as saying that
many civilians who have been wounded in their country's violence are
unable to get adequate medical treatment - in part because security
forces have taken over many public hospitals.
The aid group
released a video in Paris on Wednesday showing interviews with 10
wounded Syrians and 5 Syrian doctors who have fled the nation.
unidentified witnesses said many wounded are afraid to go to such
hospitals for treatment, knowing that Syrian authorities could arrest
them and subject them to interrogation or even torture. Instead, some
get whatever treatment they can in private clinics or makeshift
hospitals in homes.
Doctors Without Borders, which is not
authorised to work in Syria, said it could not independently confirm the
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