A pediatric hospital was hit for a second time in three days. A video emerged from an Al Jazeera reporter, Omar Al Halabi, as he was inside the hospital filming patients being treated for a suspected chlorine attack from nearby Hanano neighborhood. The hospital was attacked as the report was being filmed, the chaotic scene was caught on video. Two nurses were removing premature babies from neonatal units and burst into tears from distress.The tiny, newborn babies were then laid down on the bare floor exposed to all of the raw elements. According to the Turkey Health Cluster, the hospital provided 3812 consultations and 300 admissions per month.
Another hospital was attacked for the third time in three days putting it out of service. According to the Turkey Health Cluster, the hospital provided 3209 consultations, 369 admissions and 137 major surgeries a month.
There are reports, unverified by UOSSM, that 12 civilians with symptoms consistent with chlorine inhalation have been injured in the Hanano neighborhood as six barrel bombs were dropped containing choking agents, suspected to be chlorine gas.
Yesterday another hospital was attacked. The facility was moderately damaged and shut down. According to the Turkey Health Cluster the hospital provided 3000 consultations, 194 admissions, and 454 major surgeries per month.
This comes in light of the quickly deteriorating situation in Eastern Aleppo as medical care and supplies are running extremely low. Local authorities are pleading with the UN and welcome any immediate airdrop or convoy of aid including medications, food and aid.
In the past ten days alone at least 12 hospitals and medical facilities have been attacked, two medical staff have been killed and 16 medical personnel, including doctors and nurses, have been injured. UOSSM condemns in the strongest possible terms the systematic and deliberate eradication of health care facilities in Aleppo and Syria.