Syria’s underground clinic

A 38-bed medical facility operates underground in Eastern Ghouta, where the doctors and patients are better protected.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Majd Brigades digs a trench in the rebel held besieged area of al-Marj in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria February 18, 2017.

Medical facilities have borne the brunt of Syria’s deadly and devastating six-year-old war. 

Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held enclave, in the suburbs of Damascus is one of the several areas where hospitals have come under heavy regime bombardment. 

But as TRT World’s Abubakr al Shamahi reports, a 38-bed clinic now operates underground in Eastern Ghouta to protect its doctors and patients from shelling.