The Director of As-Suwayda Health, Dr. Tariq Al-Jammal, confirmed that the dialysis service continues and has not been interrupted in all the governorate’s hospitals, pointing to the continuous calibration of all devices and the inventory of existing faults to be treated and maintenance of the unemployed.
In a statement to SANA reporter, the Director of Health stated that the College Department at Martyr Zaid Al-Sharati Hospital in the city of As-Suwayda conducted more than a hundred washing sessions during the past four days, between 25 and 30 sessions per day, while the number of sessions conducted during the second quarter of this year was 1989 sessions, benefiting from 94 sessions. Patients visit the hospital periodically according to a prior role, with a number of sessions ranging between two and three sessions for the patient per week, under the supervision of a medical staff consisting of two “college” specialist doctors and a faculty resident doctor, as well as a trained nursing staff to conduct dialysis sessions.
He pointed out that the washing department in the hospital consists of four rooms, 3 of which are negative and one positive for hepatitis, in addition to the presence of a special device for patients with the Corona virus, which includes 21 devices, including between 12 and 17 that are working according to some emergency malfunctions, with the presence of two blood purification stations.
He pointed out that the department has been supplied with two new devices during the past few months, in addition to providing the General Authority of Shahba Hospital with a new device in the same period, bringing the number of devices to 3 that provide service to a number of patients in the region.
Al-Jamal indicated that in the General Authority of Al-Basel Hospital in Salkhad there are 4 devices in operation that provide service to about 20 patients in the area, while there are two devices in the Martyr Moamen Talayeh Hospital in Salkhat village, one of which provides service for two patients.
Al-Jammal stated that the devices are subject to failure as a result of the work pressure on them, especially during the morning period, which is crowded, unlike the afternoon and evening period, in which there are a “very limited” number of patients, but this does not mean that the service has stopped, stressing the follow-up of malfunctions that occur on the devices from the directorate’s engineers with follow-up And continuous coordination with the Ministry’s Maintenance Directorate to address malfunctions that require providing spare parts, especially under the conditions of the siege and economic sanctions, especially since the existing devices are of different types and some of them need experienced specialists to maintain them.
With regard to medicines for dialysis patients, the Director of Health confirmed that most of them are available and sometimes delayed, but not completely interrupted, according to their receipt from the Ministry, as they are ministerial quotas. There is constant communication and coordination with the Ministry to secure the best needs of the college department and ensure good medical care and service, which is the right of every patient.