ZALIN, Syria — The Kurdish Red Crescent announced the final stages of a prosthetic center named Jan Soz in Zalin (Qamishli) in North and East Syria.
The center will provide aid to people who have lost limbs during as a result of conflicts in the region. This project is the first of its kind in North and East Syria. The center will also include a special section for psychological support and physical treatment.
There are other prosthetic centers in the region, but they only provided assistance to members of the security forces who had been maimed in the line of duty.
Administrative officer for the Kurdish Red Crescent Nowruz Khalil indicated that the new facility will consist of three floors. The first floor will be for the fitting of prosthetics, the second for physical treatment, and the third will be for psychological support. The facility will be equipped to provide all necessary services for the fitting of prosthetics, including medical tests and x-rays.
Though there are no plans to build additional centers in other towns or cities, the Zalin facility will be open to people across North and East Syria.
The building should be finished and opened within the next four months, said Khalil.