After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin

Fisk, Robert
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/17/after-middle-eastern-wars-end-the-medical-wars-begin/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  17/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20746

What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?

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The details were horrific. Outside the besieged city of Mosul, 13,000 wounded civilians are today waiting for reconstructive surgery – from just this one seven-month battle. Another 5,000 Iraqi police militiamen are waiting for the same surgery from recent military offensives, in their case to be cared for by the Iraqi ministry of interior. But the health infrastructure that exists in the whole of Iraq cannot look after these wounded. As a result, some are turning up in Damascus – amid the frightfulness of the Syrian war – for the surgery they cannot obtain at home. A new graft in Damascus costs $200.