The Civil Council in the town of Al-Raie opened the first advanced ambulance station linking hospitals and medical centers in the areas under the control of the Syrian Free Army and the Turkish forces in northern and eastern rural Aleppo.
Alaa’ Hamad, Communications Officer and Spokesperson for the Council, on Sunday told Smart News Agency that the new ambulance station will link all hospitals operating in the region, starting from the towns of Jarablus and Al-Bab to Afrin area.
Hamad said that the new station would establish headquarters in Al-Raie Hospital. He noted that they set up an office at the hospital and equipped it with communication devices and computers. The office will be run by specialized staff whose task will be the reception of emergency calls and telling the people about the nearest emergency service.
The station has 22 ambulance vehicles that are distributed to medical centers and clinics located in in Al-Raie and nearby villages. The Turkish Ministry of Communications will provide wireless communication devices to the station that can be traced via GPS technology and three-way emergency telephone number.
The Idlib Free Health Directorate, in cooperation with a Syrian relief and development organization, oversaw the development of a ‘health referral’ project that is aimed at linking the specialized hospitals and health centers in the province with a unified system.
Two programmers in Idlib province earlier launched ‘Idlib Services’ a a mobile phone application that contain medical and service manuals as as well as information about doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, local councils and various medical information.
President of the Syrian Coalition, Abdurrahman Mustafa, earlier toured the liberated areas, including the town of Al-Raie and held extensive meetings with local administrations and civil bodies. He said that the visit was aimed at strengthening the role of the local administration and stepping up support for the institutional work. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)