Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Doctors have given the Syrian government a list of 452 patients that need to be evacuated, but nine have already died while the UN waits for approval from the Syrian government.

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    Doctors have given the Syrian government a list of 452 patients that need to be evacuated, but nine have already died while the UN waits for approval from the Syrian government.

    Around 400,000 Syrians living in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have been besieged by government forces for the past four years.

    The UN estimates that only 10 percent of the necessary humanitarian aid is reaching the area that sided with opposition fighters and doctors have been forced to re-use medical tools intended for only a single use.

    Doctors there say many "100 percent" preventable deaths will occur if patients are not immediately evacuated.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Gaziantep, near Turkey-Syria border.


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