Erbil, June 23rd - At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd, MSF medical staff began to receive an influx of wounded patients at its newly-opened trauma project in West Mosul, Iraq. A total of 17 patients received medical assistance for non-life threatening injuries.
`This influx of wounded patients is yet another example of the horrific suffering and indiscriminate violence suffered by civilians, including women and children, throughout the battle for Mosul,` says Jonathan Henry, MSF Emergency Coordinator for West Mosul.
MSF officially opened its trauma project in West Mosul on June 23rd, in coordination with local health authorities. The project is equipped with a surgical ward for war-wounded patients and emergency C-sections, short-term post-operative care, an emergency room, and a mass casualty intake area for triage.