المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Jaysh al-Islam prepares to release kidnapped and detained persons in exchange for getting about 30 critically ill people to receive treatment outside the besieged Ghouta

Rif Dimashq province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that preparations are taking place for transferring new batches of patients and getting them out of the Eastern Ghouta; to receive treatment in hospitals outside the besieged Ghouta, in conjunction with preparations for releasing detained and kidnapped people by Jaysh al-Islam since the clashes of Adra al-Ommaliyyah east of Damascus, and of who were transferred by Jaysh al-Islam to its detention camps during clashes against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Shamin the Eastern Ghouta, where a similar number of prisoners and abductees will be released in exchange for getting the people who have “the most critical humanitarian situations” as described by Jaysh al-Islam.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the Red Crescent getting out medical conditions from the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus. In the details obtained by the SOHR, the Red Crescent cars entered from the refugee camps of Al-Wafdeen, and evacuated 5 medical conditions from the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, which is considered the first batch of people getting out to receive treatment in hospitals outside the besieged Eastern Ghouta, where it is expected to get about 25 others out in the upcoming days on different batches.

The evacuation of medical conditions came 24 hours after the SOHR called and repeated today to evacuate more than 720 medical condition including 500 people suffering from cancer, who are suffering unbearable pains, amid the absence of necessary treatment and medicines, as well as the medical centers and hospitals are helpless before their pain.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights made a statistic about the details in the humanitarian and medical situation in the Eastern Ghouta, in which the SOHR counted, through its activists, and with the help of medical sources in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, more than 720 medical cases including tens of children and citizen women, who need immediate evacuation, the evacuation which is ignored every time by the vehicles of the Red Crescent and the UN delegations accompany the humanitarian aid that enters the Eastern Ghouta, and leave without paying any attention as if they accomplished their mission perfectly, which provoked the patients and their families, who mocked at the aid transporters and supervisors saying that “they think they accomplished their mission and flood us with charities that are not enough for the inhabitants of one town of Al-Ghouta which suffers daily from starving”, and this talk of the patients and their family was confided by them through complaints to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and citizens continue their complaints saying “there are families have only one meal daily, which hardly satisfies their hunger amid the high prices caused by the warlords and sellers of goods who assigned imaginary prices in return for entering the food stuffs through the regime’s checkpoints widespread at the outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta, Do not they observe our heartache for our children and our families?!!, or they have not been struck yet by hunger and disease makes them weep upon their children?!!”

The medical sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the diseases are varied, in terms of their nature, level of progress, extent of distribution and the difficulty of being treated, as there are more than 500 patients have cancer, including more than 100 cases need immediate evacuation, due to the great drop of their conditions, also there are 59 cases, of who are believed to have cancer, are added to the 500 cases, in which the specialists of the center specialized in diagnosing and treating cancer in the Eastern Ghouta, failed to specify and diagnose their cases, due to the lack of necessary materials, and the stop of the laboratory for the same reasons, and there are more than 30 patients have the infecting tuberculosis, as well as the presence of about 25 cases of the kidney failure, and about 70 cases with varying diseases such as diabetes mellitus, immunodeficiency, thalassemia, and other diseases.

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