The hospitals and medical centers of the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside are commercial projects and human beings are the last thing they care about

Medical facilities in the areas of the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside under the control of the SDF, have transformed from places which are supposed to be a humanitarian centers into commercial centers.

So that the establishment of a private hospital or a medical complex has become a profitable project sought by all those who have the necessary money, because it generates high profits, with the availability of the medical specialists doctors, technicians and nurses rotating on all the medical centers.

The cost of the medical examination vary from one doctor to another according to the speciality, and there is no fixed price for the examination, ranging from 1500 to 5000 SYP, while the cost of a surgery varies depending on the kind of the surgery, for example, the caesarean section costs between 80,000 to 150,000 SYP, depending on the hospital and the doctor who do it, and it costs between 10,000 to 20,000 SYP just to spend one night in a hospital.

As for the nursing staff, they lack the experience necessary to deal with the patients, they are young people who have received poor and informal training and are employed in hospitals for a monthly salary of between 40,000 and 60,000 SYP.

While the prices of medicines are double or triple the real prices in the lack of supervision and accountability by the officials of the SDF, and medicines are sold in many pharmacies at the whim of the pharmacist where the price of the antibiotic for injection is between 300 to 500 SYP, and many pharmacies owners are not certificated.

There have been many incidents of aggression against the medical and technical staffs, the installations, and equipments in some hospitals by patients’ families after their patients died, in the absence of security methods used in such places.

the medical situation in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside produced a group of beneficiaries and they are the owners of hospitals and doctors, while it reflected badly on the citizens who have to pay large sums when they are in need of these hospitals and medical centers, in the absence of any free hospital or medical center that patients can go to when needed, with the negligence and total disregard from the SDF for the suffering of the people of Deir Ezzor in the medical sector.

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