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2 mln to rebuild a hospital in Syria

2 mln to rebuild a hospital in Syria

The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland will donate PLN 2m to the Association Polish Medical Mission. The resources, which come from the fund intended for humanitarian aid, will enable the rebuilding of the orthopaedic centre in Termanin, in the north of Syria.

The money will be handed over under an agreement entered into with the Chancellery. The agreement provides for commencement of work on the relaunching of the centre, provision of medical materials and equipment to the centre as well as employment for prosthetists and physiotherapists. Work will start already in March 2018.

Polish Medical Mission assesses that within the next 10 months the centre is going to fit arm and leg prostheses for 300 mutilated women and children, who will then undergo the process of motor rehabilitation.

‘We have been making efforts to raise resources for the rebuilding of the Termanin centre since November 2017’, says Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart, the coordinator of aid to Syria at the Polish Medical Mission. ‘Due to the shortage of funds the centre run by the Balsam Medical Organization, an organisation of Syrian doctors, was closed and the production of prostheses for mutilated Syrians was stopped.’

Polish Medical Mission is also raising money for the purchase of medicines for the inhabitants of besieged Eastern Ghouta. This year, it has handed over PLN 40,000 for immediate medical aid to the Al Salam hospital in Eastern Ghouta.

You can support the actions of the Polish Medical Mission in Syria by buying a selected aid kit on PMM’s website: http://www.pmm.org.pl/en/ways-of-help or by transferring money into the PMM account: 08 1240 4650 1111 0010 4607 7315.