Syria's Doctors Cross Regime Battle Lines to Care for Rebel Soldiers
September 10, 2012
In the Syrian battle zone, doctors are crossing government procedure to lend care and medical help to those who need it most. Their mercy puts them at personal risk, however, since caring for rebel soldiers and children falls outside their job description as dictated by the government.
From the article:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose face adorns plastic skeletons used as teaching aids and trash cans inside Dar alShifa, still controls the best hospitals and much of the most precious medical resource: doctors. One medic, terrified enough that he doesn't want his face or voice on camera, is absurdly brave in the risks he takes every day to work in Dar alShifa. During the morning and afternoon, he works in the government hospital. But later, he too crosses the Line to come here.