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440 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia reported in China

BEIJING- Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that some 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 13 provinces in China by the end of Tuesday.

The cases had resulted in nine deaths, all in central China's Hubei Province, said Li Bin, deputy director of the National Health Commission (NHC), at a press conference, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Altogether 149 new confirmed cases were reported Tuesday, Li added.

Overseas, one case has been confirmed in Japan, three in Thailand, and one in the Republic of Korea, the Chinese agency said.

10 thousand services in mobile clinics in Hama

Mobile clinics services belonging to Hama Health Directorate will reach more than 10.000 beneficiaries 4.000 of whom are children from liberated areas.

Dr. Jihad Aburah, the director of Hama Health Directorate said to SANA that the services of clinics are multiple tasks including pregnant care, family planning, nutritional surveillance for children under five, monitoring who didn’t take the vaccine, medical examination of leishmaniasis infections and other diseases.

Dr. Saad Shomel , head of Public health program department, confirmed that these services are free of charge and more visits will be organized to the liberated areas in Hama Northern countryside till accomplishing the rehabilitation of the heath Centers.

 

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The Start of renovation works for the the surgeries Department and Maternity Center in Daraa Hospital

The general authority of Daraa Hospital has started renovation works for the surgeries Department and Maternity Center that went out of service because of Terrorist attacks.

Dr. Bassam Al-Hariri, the director of commission, said to SANA that these works started with support from the United Nations Development Program, and this renovation work will include all the surgeries Department (10 rooms included) and Maternity center that has been expanded 54 beds, two surgery rooms and a labor room.

He noted that this will Increase the beneficiaries of the hospital services.

 

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Indian initiative for fitting 500 artificial limbs for the victims of war

Within the framework of the friendship and cooperation relations between Syria and India, an Indian initiative has performed the fitment of 130 artificial limbs for those who were wounded in the war and for people with special needs.

The humanitarian Indian Initiative, which started last December 25, will last until 500 artificial limbs in various Syrian governorates have been fitted.

According to the initiative, an Indian medical team will supervise the fitment of the artificial limbs in coordination with the ministries of health and social affairs.

Preparing specialized mobile teams to combat leishmaniasis in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzour, ST- Deir Ezzour Health Directoratecontinues to provide free diagnostic and treatment services for leishmaniasis through distributed centers in the city and the countryside, as it prepares, according to those responsible for it, to send mobile teams to treat  injuries in aljazeera region.

Deir Ezzour Health Director Dr. Bashar Al-Shuaibi told  Sana Health that the treatment is provided to people with leishmaniasis free of charge through weekly sessions in 20 health centers spread in the city of Deir Ezzour and its safe countryside in addition to  4 mobile teams, stressing that “treatment is available for different cases".