Woman who lost arm and leg in Syrian civil war treated at Ziv Medical Center..
(photo credit: ZIV MEDICAL CENTER)
A 47-year-old Syrian woman who was very seriously wounded by a rocket that fell close to her home during the current upheaval in her country was brought Thursday by the Israel Defense Forces to Ziv Medical Center in Safed for urgent treatment.,
The woman was wounded on Tuesday in the Dar’a region and received medical care there, but her condition continued to decline. Her right arm was amputated and her left left was amputated under her knee. She also had serious shrapnel wounds to her right leg.
Due to the lack of advanced care, her family took her to the Israel-Syria border and transferred her to IDF forces, who took her to the trauma room at Ziv. The medical team stabilized her condition and transferred her to the operating theater where surgeons and orthopedists worked hard to try to save her right leg from amputation.
The woman is the mother of eight children who were at home when the missile hit. Since she was evacuated quickly, she did not know how her family are.
Another Syrian victim of war was taken to Ziv on Wednesday with orthopedic injuries. A total of six Syrian civilian wounded, incliuding a 17-year-old boy, were treated by Safed doctors in the past two days.
There are currently 12 Syrian wounded hospitalized in the Safed Hospital, including a 12-year-old boy. So far, 366 Syrians wounded in the civil war of terrorism have been taken in and treated at Ziv.