Syria: Secret underground hospital established to treat injuries

Most of Syria's hospitals, along with its entire healthcare system, have been devastated by six years of war, so Syrians have built a 500sq metre hospital under the ground.

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    A secret underground hospital has been built by doctors to treat patients injured by government air raids.

    The doctors say they have been driven underground because attacks on hospitals above ground have become horrifyingly routine.

    While the underground hospital may be relatively safe from aerial bombardment, like other medical facilities in Syria it will struggle to find enough medicines and other necessary supplies.

    Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Gaziantep, Turkey-Syria border


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