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Old 10-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #89
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"No hospital on earth is designed to cope with such a large and sudden influx of trauma like that.. But if they had the procedures and protocol we have in London, they may be able to cope in such an emergency," Dr Simon said...Terrible injuries..The most common injuries sustained in the conflict were trauma injuries resulting from shellfire or building collapses, and burns caused by the heat of blasts..The surgeons belong to the charity Ideals, and were sent to Gaza by Medical Aid for Palestinians to visit the main hospitals there to carry out assessments and to perform post-traumatic, reconstructive surgeries..The Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is the largest, and yet it has only 583 beds..Dr Simon, who leads King's trauma unit, said that despite his nervousness about going to Gaza, he felt a duty to his colleagues in the hospitals in the Strip.."Medicine is a global community, and it's a responsibility of ours to help our colleagues in need of assistance," he said simply... is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years..So far as I can see, all political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome...
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