Medical supplies running out in besieged Syrian town

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Health services have been severely disrupted in the besieged Syrian city of Homs which has been under intense bombardment from government forces.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the on going assault on the city was not only preventing medical workers from going to work, but that many health facilities in the city were rapidly running out of medical supplies.

WHO says it was troubled by reports that health facilities have been deliberately attacked and that the war wounded were unable to access treatment for fear of being arrested or tortured.

Fadela Chaib is a spokesperson for WHO in Geneva.

"We remind all parties that health workers health premises should not be targeted in any way. They should be seen as neutral premises. In Homs, there is a massive increase of weapon related injuries complicated and delay obstetric emergencies, medical products are running low. They have drugs and medicines for three months. There is a reserve in the governorate warehouses but due to insecurity and difficulties of access, it's difficult to distribute medicines and other products easily in Homs."

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