Wounded Syrian treated in Israel comes with doctor’s note

(JNS.org) A severely wounded Syrian rebel carrying a note from a Syrian doctor who treated him was transferred to Israel’s Ziv Hospital in Safed for treatment on Tuesday, Israel Hayom reported. Ziv Hospital has treated 20 Syrians since the onset of the Syrian civil war.

Click photo to download. Caption: A Syrian refugee is treated at Ziv Medical Center in Israel’s northern city of Safed. Credit:  Ziv Medical Center.

The Syrian doctor wrote: “To the honorable surgeon hello, the patient is 28 years old, was wounded by a bullet that struck him the chest, causing broken ribs, and fragments have damaged the liver and diaphragm. A thoracotomy [incision into the chest] was performed to stop the bleeding and abdominal surgery was performed to stop the hemorrhaging in the liver. The liver could not be stitched up and a pressure bandage was applied to the abdomen. The wounded patient was left under observation. Since 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, his vital signs and hemoglobin levels were monitored. The doctors believe the abdominal surgery is required to analyze the state of the liver and to remove the pressure bandage. Please do what is required and thank you in advance.”

Ziv Hospital Director Dr. Oscar Ambon said, “A civil war is a complicated thing, and it should be noted that despite being portrayed as their enemy, the rumors that one can get good medical treatment in Israel are spreading by word of mouth.”

Posted on June 13, 2013 .