Syria: MSF treats 150 patients per day in August

Brussels, Sep 11 (IANS) Makeshift hospitals backed by Doctors Without Borders have treated at least 150 patients every day in conflict-hit Syria in August, the international medical organisation said on Friday.

“Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have reported a series of extreme mass-casualty influxes resulting from 20 consecutive days of intense bombing attacks in August on markets and civilian buildings in East Ghouta near the Syrian capital,” an MSF statement said.

“At least 150 patients per day have been treated for war wounds during this period.”

The medical emergency organisation said 13 makeshift hospitals MSF supported in East Ghouta.

MSF has precise data for the mass casualty influxes at six hospitals, revealing 377 deaths and 1,932 wounded.

“This is one of the bloodiest months since the horrific chemical weapons attack in August 2013,” said Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations.

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