Turkey opens emergency hospital in Afrin
AFRIN – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish military has opened an emergency services hospital in Afrin, northwestern Syria, about a month after Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the Afrin district center from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The hospital, which can treat 400 patients a day, provides residents in the town of Jinderes with free medicine and treatment.
In addition to emergency medicine, it also offers services in pediatrics, internal medicine, physical therapy, ear, nose and throat, labs, radiology, anesthesiology, eye care, and general surgery.
Future departments are expected to include dentistry and gynecology.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” against the YPG presence in Afrin. On March 18, Syrian forces, backed by Turkish troops, captured the center of Afrin.