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Pharmacists for Aleppo!

Pharmacists for Aleppo!

Polish Medical Mission continues collection for medical aid for inhabitants leaving Aleppo. We want to collect resources that will enable the functioning of two hospitals, in Idlib and western Aleppo. Also pharmacists get involved in our action.

            “I am not asking for your votes because I want to become the Pharmacist of the Year. I am asking you for votes because I want us to do something fantastic together thanks to this award; let us all become Pharmacists of the Year and help jointly thousands of people!,” writes Rafał Hechmann, a pharmacist and humanitarian worker who wants to allocate the proceeds from the sale of his award, a car, to the aid for Aleppo.

“I won a nomination for the award due to my social and humanitarian activity and I just cannot imagine not sharing the award, if I win, with the needy. But in order to have something to share, this time I need your help,” adds Rafał.

Polish Medical Mission is collecting resources that will make it possible for the two hospitals in Idlib and western Aleppo to work for another two months. We are working directly with the Syrian Balsam Medical Organization, whose doctors operate in 2 hospitals, 3 healthcare stations and 2 small first-aid stations. In the last two weeks, the two hospitals and the healthcare stations had 519 patients, of whom 352 were refugees from Aleppo. In total, 40 general surgery operations were performed, 35 amputations (including 15 children), 321 people were provided with essential medical care. Refugees from Aleppo suffer from infected wounds from shooting and injuries caused by collapsing buildings. There is a shortage of general anaesthetics, antibiotics, dressings.

Full version of Rafał’s appeal and instructions on how to vote for the Pharmacist of the Year are on the action’s website: http://planplaneta.com/pl/blog/65-farmaceuci-dla-aleppo