Beijing, August 15 (Xinhua) after the devastating explosion in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, people are now worried about the shortage of drugs and equipment in hospitals, according to comprehensive foreign media reports. According to the World Health Organization, dozens of health facilities in Beirut are in a “paralyzed” state, causing concern.
on August 13, local time, nurses at St. George’s hospital were cleaning up damaged wards after a big explosion in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.
according to the independent on the 13th, the who said that 500 hospital beds were lost due to the explosion. An assessment of 55 clinics and health centers in Beirut showed that more than 50% of the clinics and health centers were “unable to function properly”.
it is estimated that the number of wounded in Beirut hospital is more than 6000. The head of the Lebanon trade union hospital disclosed that after the explosion, there were operational difficulties due to lack of facilities. The head of the Red Cross Society in Lebanon said local hospitals generally have several months’ inventory. But we need to consider how to prepare for the supply in the next three, four or even six months.
in addition to rescuing the victims of the explosion, Lebanon’s health system is also facing the test of a surge in new cases. “We have seen more than a third increase in the number of new crown cases in Beirut, putting greater pressure on the already overburdened health system,” said the International Rescue Committee’s country director in Lebanon
according to the previous report, on August 4, a big explosion occurred in Beirut port, causing thousands of deaths and injuries, destroying large areas of the city, and leaving about 300000 people homeless.