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Turkey’s hospitals are filled with sufferers injured within the earthquakes, and lots of the thousands and thousands left homeless within the cities have left for rural areas to search out refuge with relations, making it tougher for sick folks to search out medical help. A gaggle of Turkish and French paramedics has been travelling to rural areas to answer this want. FRANCE 24’s Thameen Al-Kheetan, Julien Chehida and Brice Agier-Grégoire accompanied the staff on a go to to a village close to Adiyaman.
For over every week, a medical staff led by Franco-Turkish physician Mahmut Gündesli has been delivering meals and offering medical therapy to totally different villages all through Turkey. They’ve a unique vacation spot on daily basis.
This morning, their truck is filled with meals and medical tools. They’re heading to the village of Çamgazi, close to Adiyaman.
“There are a number of households who want meals, but in addition medical therapy. There aren’t any docs, and no clinics close to them, so we’re going to see them,” says Dr. Gündesli.
The overcrowded situations that many of those households now discover themselves in have resulted in diseases spreading extra quickly.
“All of them have the identical signs. It is tracheitis, and I feel it is attributable to the truth that there are lots of folks in a small place. Normally, they’re 4 or 5 dwelling collectively. However now, you may have as much as 20 folks as a result of these dwelling within the metropolis have moved right here,” says the physician after visiting one household.
In accordance with the World Well being Organisation, an absence of correct medical therapy following the earthquakes may end in a bigger variety of victims.
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