Syria: Health Sector | Syria Hub - Flash Update | Monitoring violence against healthcare, Flash Update #22, Date: 18/11/2017

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Location: Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus City, Al-Mujtahed neighborhood

HF Name & Type: Damascus hospital - MoH (Al-Mujtahed)

Incident: Among several mortars hit Damascus today, one mortar reportedly hit Damascus hospital - MoH (Al-Mujtahed), which hit the roof of the cardiac ICU.

  • Another mortar hit the street near the fence of the hospital.

Prior Health Facility condition: Intact, fully functioning, Inpatient capacity is 412 actual beds including 42 ICU beds.

Impact: The first incident reportedly caused:

  • Material damages of cardiac ICU.

  • Minor injuries to three patients and two resident doctors.
    The second incident reportedly caused:

  • One person was killed and 20 persons were injured, four of them were received in the emergency department.

Source of information: WHO Focal Points