Work and tasks of the Health Committee in al-Raqqa

Al-Raqqa – The Health Committee of the al-Raqqa Civil Council is working hard as to establish and strengthen the therapeutic health infrastructure and rehabilitate the former centers and hospitals that have been damaged during previous periods, so to provide medical treatment services throughout the city and the countryside.

For more details on the work and functions of the Committee, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Mohammad al-Abood said:

“Our mission is to monitor and follow up the work of hospitals, health centers, clinics and pharmacies, where the city has two public hospitals, al-Raqqa National Hospital, Maternity and Children Hospital. Both hospitals are open 24 hours, equipped with specialized medical staff and provide services related to the departments of ambulance, interior, general surgery, kidney, intensive care, gynecology and children.”

The city also has eight private hospitals. We follow the progress of these hospitals through periodic inspection tours.

al-Abood continued talking about monitoring pharmacies, saying: “We can monitor the work of pharmacies through the competent committees, which patrols continuously to review the existing drugs and disclose their validity and the reservation of expired and violating the owners of pharmacies. There are 242 licensed pharmacies in al-Raqqa.”

al-Abood concluded by circulating the circulars issued by the Committee regarding the determination of the medical examination value of the specialist doctor at 1500 SP, and the general practitioner at 1000 SP. He stressed that the Committee is working at full capacity to ensure and provide an acceptable health reality within the available resources.

The Committee member Jawan al-Zakhira spoke about the health centers, saying: “There are 12 health centers affiliated to the committee, spread all over al-Raqqa. As a result of the lack of resources, we provide support to two centers, the Khatuniya Center and the Dignity Center. On the other hand, international organizations support the other centers.Al-Zakhira pointed out that most centers have ambulatory services and specialized clinics for women, internal and dental. In addition to providing periodic vaccine services for children. The committee provides these centers with quality drugs in cooperation with some international organizations such as leishmaniasis, especially after their widespread this year, and working to reduce the number of cases.

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