The Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA) took the initiative to establish three isolation hospitals in one of the most crowded geographic areas. The three centers are located in Idleb city in “Carelton” building, in Kafr Takhareem and in Jisr Ash-Shugur towns.
When the first infections were recorded in north of Syria, these hospitals began to conduct the special laboratory tests to identify the novel virus, COVID-19, isolate the suspected cases and manage the confirmed cases.
The community health teams showed an outstanding performance while working to increase the community awareness on the spread of the virus and on how to avoid it. Further, the importance of accurate information, away from the media, to protect the lives cannot be denied.
Total number of beneficiaries of the three isolation centers reached 222 patients in last May while more than 1000 beneficiarieshave been reached with the facilities’ services since the beginning of 2021. We have a long record of recovery stories of elderly people suffering from chronic diseases.
Your full awareness of the seriousness of the situation and your unique humanitarian commitment towards such a global dilemma have supported the resilience of the local communities in the face of the pandemic and reduced the number of infections to record levels, especially when those war-affected people have been the most impacted groups by the pandemic at the global level.
Our campaign will continue until the curtain is brought down on one of the most severe sessions in humanity and until this virus is defeated.
J.A. is a Syrian woman centenarian who is living in Al-Fadel camp in north of Syria, and who had displaced from Kafr Nobol city following the bombardment and air strikes targeting her city. She has had some pains in her body as she could not get up or move her limbs, so she visited one of the isolation hospitals that are supported by SEMA in north of Syria. After she was diagnosed by the medical team, it was realized that she was infected with the COVID-19 virus, so she was isolated from the rest of the patients in the hospital and was admitted for treatment.
J.A., the centenarian, also suffered from unmonitored diabetes. She was put under regular monitoring and follow-up for 15 days until it was confirmed that she fully recovered and overcame the COVID-19 virus. She was discharged of the hospital and she was very grateful for the medical team who assisted and supported her while she was struggling with the virus.
J.’s case inspired the doctors to continue their job in saving lives and giving more, and it also inspired us to keep up our support for the people inside Syria as they deserve the good that we carry to everyone.
Your continued support in this campaign will help us save their lives
Supervised by the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA), the Health Isolation Centers, spread in north of Syria, continue its services by conducting hundreds of swab tests on monthly basis for those showing symptoms of COVID-19 or suspected of having the disease. The infected patients are isolated and placed in the recovery and treatment program. They are monitored around the clock until they overcome the disease and recover.
SEMA strives to contain the virus and limit its spread in north of Syria through the community health teams who relentlessly work to raise the awareness of the internally displaced people in camps and provide them with instructions to avoid the virus.
Your continued support for the isolation centers will help us fight the virus in north of Syria.
“When I felt that I had symptoms of Coronavirus, I quarantined myself at home, but with the worsening symptoms such as headache, high temperature, coughing, shortness of breath and diarrhea, I was admitted to SEMA Isolation Hospital in the city of Jisr Ash-Shughur.” These were the words of M. Al-Omar narrating his experience with Coronavirus (COVID- 19).
M. Al-Omar, is a displaced person from the town of Kafr Nobol of the southern rural Idleb, and he was infected with the COVID-19 virus. When he quarantined himself at his home, the infection was transmitted to his wife and his four children (3 boys and a girl).
After 7 days of following up on his case at SEMA Isolation Hospital in the city of Jisr Al-Shughour, which is one of SEMA's centers for dealing and managing cases infected with COVID-19 virus, his condition improved, the symptoms began to fade away, and he eventually was in good health. Based on the experience he faced, Muhammad recommended that everyone should follow the preventive measures, avoid mingling with people and shaking hands, and maintain personal hygiene.
Join us to support SEMA’s health isolation hospitals to continue treating people infected with COVID-19 in northwest Syria
Through its three isolation centers in north of Syria, the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA) is working on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 disease, protecting the civilians and securing the needed health care as well as a safe place to isolate the patients affected by this pandemic. SEMA isolation hospital in Kafr Takharim in rural Idleb is one of these hospitals that have been dedicated to deal with and manage the cases infected with the Coronavirus.
The hospital comprises many sections among which is the intensive care unit which includes 10 ICU beds, and 50 beds for recovery and for medium-risk cases. The hospital is supported by a laboratory and all other supplies which are needed to address the needs of the COVID-19 cases.
SEMA is currently supporting the three isolation hospitals, which is half the number of all isolation centers located in north of Syria – as there are six hospitals in total – and has provided them with all requirements and medical equipment needed for meeting the needs of COVID-19 patients.
Help us to continue saving the lives of the most vulnerable people of those infected with the Coronavirus in northern Syria …
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