Open Hospitals guarantees access to free health care services for the most vulnerable and impoverished patients. Since November 2017, the Italian Hospital and the French Hospital in Damascus and the Saint Louis Hospital in Aleppo have offered free medical services to 22,779 patients. Now the goal is to serve at least 50,000 people by the end of 2020.
“We treat all patients with the dignity they deserve, they are human beings in need of health care”, says Joseph Fares, Head Physician at the Italian Hospital.
“Doctors don’t ask patients if they are Christian or Muslim, members of the opposition or government forces. They are all creatures of God, poor and in need of medical treatment,” says Cardinal Zenari.