A Hospital crying for Patients, What is it Waiting for?

Prime Minister Haider Abadi

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mrs. Adila Hamoud,

Minister of Health Mr. MP for the province of Nineveh Fares Albrefkani

Dear Mr. Mohamed Alabbar Ms. Basma Basim,

respected Mr. Mizahim Al – Khayyat

Mr. Director General of the health of Nineveh

Distinguished gentlemen and ladies,

As you might be aware of the bad health situation in the city of Mosul as all health facilities were destroyed on the right side of the city, Ibn Sina Hospital, the Republican Hospital, Mosul General Hospital and health centers are all destroyed by 100%. On the left side of the city only the Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled, which currently houses a dialysis center, a consultant to Al Salam Hospital and the Nineveh Health Department, has fully survived. Al Salam hospital was partially destroyed, and despite the survival of five buildings there was an order to be removed as we heard!

Ibn al-Atheir children hospital and Khansaa hospital after they have been burned by ISIS, now by efforts of the good people of Nineveh, with the Ministry of Health, the efforts of international organisations and the United Nations, we were able to rehabilitate the hospitals although there is still big shortages. The A&E department in Al Salam hospital has ten beds only. There are also a limited number of beds in Ibn al-Atheer hospital and Al-Khansaa hospital.

Today, there are no beds for over night stay at the hospitals in the whole city of Mosul (two million) and we have to transfer patients to the American hospital, Hamdania hospital, to the Kurdistan region and to Baghdad, not to mention the difficulties and the long time taken to do transfer of patients and some patients may be killed during the transfer as occurred during the military operations of liberation. In Mosul, there is a fully equipped, ready-to-use Turkish hospital with 500 beds or less.

As we know, there are a large number of operating theaters, MRI, ultrasound devices and a cancer treatment device. All of these are currently not available in any other hospital. This hospital (Turkish) have been build in agreement to be part of University of Mosul before the entering Of ISIS. This hospital is fully integrated and it can covers a large needs of the city and its staff is fully integrated and currently in the city. Additionally, this hospital was not affected by the military operations at all and all the devices are ready to serve immediately.

We hope you can facilitate and help to open this hospital for the sake of the people of Mosul as soon as possible and to overcome all the difficulties that lead to not opening it. You have the authority and the ability to issue the orders to open this hospital because of the lack of medical services in the city such as Cancer, blood diseases, critical operations and large emergency operations, because the rehabilitation of the other hospitals that partially and completely destroyed will take two to four years.

Please find attached the pictures of this hospital which I have downloaded from the internet.

we have left the order to save the lives and treat the wounded and the sick people of Mosul in your hands and God mercy

Dr. Saad Salem

A Cry from The Guardians of Life in Mosul .. Doctors

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Dr. Saad Salem’s appeal to all Iraqi doctors residing in Iraq and a board Dear professor,

Greetings from Mosul, wounded, died and covered with the blood of innocent people.

I address you on behalf of my patients and wounded of Mosul. If the number of our deaths is 40,000, you can imagine the number of wounded. Our hospitals are destroyed by 90 percent. Imagine a city of highly populated (3 million) has 2 central Ultrasound and 2 x-rays and the rest are belong to private sectors!! I have an idea Fund raising from Mosul medical college graduates from all over the world. I do not think that anyone graduated from the Faculty of Medical school- Mosul hesitates to donate $ 100 to the teaching hospitals Ibn Al-Atheer and Khansa, which serves the city and the Faculty of Medicine. My brother, Dr Kamal, please try to help me improve the health services in Mosul. You are aware of the actual amount of the current government support which is equal to zero. I was desperate at the beginning as we get no help from the official channels, however, when I was able to get 500 wheelchairs for our department I knew that I should not give up and always is there will be a hopes d doors will open to help our beloved city. So I’m seeking your help as today, you have united the Iraqi doctors under your name. Can I ask you for a favour for the college and a city that has graduated a group of doctors, thousands and leaders, who are proudly successfully working around the world to donate as a little acknowledgement for the college and their home city. My hope in God is to help us all and make it easier. your brother Saad Salem Iraq Mosul.

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