Syria: Two surgical hospitals bombed in east Aleppo

Two hospitals in east Aleppo, supported by MSF and other organisations, have been severely damaged in Tuesday night’s indiscriminate bombing of the city and have been forced to halt all activities. The two attacks caused the death of at least two patients and injured two medical staff.

Out of the eight hospitals left in east Aleppo, there were four with surgical capacity and now there are only two left.

 “According to different medical sources, there are only seven surgical doctors left in the area, serving an estimated population of 250,000”, says Carlos Francisco, MSF’s head of mission for Syria. “And this comes at a time when east Aleppo has been under siege since July and is suffering the bloodiest indiscriminate bombing since the beginning of the war. We don’t know how to say it anymore: This has to stop.”

MSF supports eight hospitals in Aleppo city. It runs six medical facilities across northern Syria and supports more than 150 health centres and hospitals across the country, many of them in besieged areas.