The Muhaimida Health Centre serves more than 9 villages free of charge in the western regions of Deir ez-Zour Province in Syria.
The Muhaimida Health Centre is open to people of all ages in western Deir ez-Zour and its services have been made available for free. The Centre provides services that aim to resolve some basic medicals problems for patients, such as the flu, which is especially relevant for the winter season, and wounds and injuries. Other more serious health issues are being referred to the nearest hospital in western Deir ez-Zour.
“The clinic receives about 20 to 30 patients a day”, remarks Muhammad Hasan, who works with the Muhaimida Health Centre.
Ahmad al-Ali, a doctor working at Muhaimida Health Centre, notes that the Centre serves over 9 villages in the area, from the village of Zughayir to the village of Husseiniya. He states that patients are even preferring to come to the Centre instead of the hostpial for better treatment.
Similar initiatives have been launched in the western regions of Deir ez-Zour to provide medical services for people in need. For instance, the Dar al-Shifa’a Hospital, which opened in the small town of Jazrat Albu Hamid, caters for the people of western Deir ez-Zour Province, who used to travel long distances to receive medical treatment. It consists of 3 floors equipped with two surgery rooms, a laboratory, a radiotherapy room, a pharmacy, incubators, and an intensive cardiac care unit. Additionally, there is a 24-hour clinic, which allows residents to visit and fulfil their daily healthcare needs.
Similarly to the opening of the Muhaimida Health Centre, the aim of the opening of the Dar al-Shifa’a hospital was to provide accessible healthcare to people living in the area. Before the opening of this hospital, residents had to travel to Kasrah, Hasakah, Raqqa, or even Tabqa to receive the necessary treatment as no hospitals existed in the Jazrat Albu Hamid area in northern Deir ez-Zour.
These medical centres have been indispensable to the local population in western Deir ez-Zour, which is somewhat isolated from urban centres in Syria.