City Notes: Syrian baby born in Safed hospital

Ceremony participants planted trees in the seating area and around the base, and the Netafim company donated an automatic irrigation system.

By COMPILED BY TAMARA ZIEVE
September 4, 2014 16:36
 Ziv Medical Center

Esther Ambar, the nurse in charge of the Neonatal Department at the Ziv Medical Center, with the seventh Syrian baby born at the hospital.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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A healthy Syrian baby was born last week at Safed’s Ziv Medical Center to a 25-year-old woman brought in from Quneitra after her water had broken.

Amid ongoing fighting in Syria, the woman told medical staff the situation was extremely tough: “My pregnancy was very difficult. Because of the war, there is a shortage of food and there are no health and birthing facilities. I knew that I was already in my 40th week and the birth was imminent, and there was no one who could help me.”

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