Cincinnati, OH – A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in the Homs suburbs was shelled yesterday, killing three patients, critically wounding two others and heavily damaging the structure.
The PHC was established in mid 2014 and provides services to approximately 6000-7000 patients a month with 23% of patients under the age of five. The center consists of a birthing center, a pharmacy, a laboratory, and five clinics; an Ob/Gynecological, a pediatric, internal medicine and two family practice clinics. The center also provides nutrition services.
The center has provided services to 177,968 since establishment through the end of 2016.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, CEO of UOSSM USA said, “Another medical facility is targeted as the international community stands by and does nothing. Three patients were killed and two others were critically wounded as they were attempting to receive medical care, this is preposterous and absolutely unacceptable. How many more patients, medical staff and doctors and facilities have to be targeted for these atrocities to end? Targeting medical facilities and medical personnel are in defiance of International Law. We call on all responsible parties to hold the perpetrators accountable for their war crimes.”