Shortage of medicines becomes more critical in Syria:WHOListen /
The shortage of medicines is becoming more critical in Syria, in public sector hospitals, medical clinics and in private sector facilities, according to the World Health Organization, WHO.
Hospitals are in severe need of anaesthesia, antibiotics, serums and other essential medicines.
Local pharmacies are increasingly unable to provide basic medicines, such as pain killers, and health authorities in the Governorates are not receiving sufficient supplies from central authorities.
WHO says the ongoing crisis continues to heavily impact waste management and the availability of water and safe drinking water.
These factors have a direct effect on poor hygiene conditions which increases the risk of lice, scabies, leishmaniasis, hepatitis A and other infectious diseases.
Gerry Adams, United Nations.