Derbyshire manufacturer of medical lighting and patient monitoring equipment, Daray Ltd, has sent much-needed equipment to medical professionals in Syria. The donation is in partnership with the charity Hand in Hand for Syria.
The charity, which is based in England but has a field office in Turkey provides medical and humanitarian assistance to civilians and healthcare professionals affected by the uprising in Syria.
Hand in Hand for Syria was approached by Daray Ltd’s managing director, Phillip Wright, who wanted to ensure the Derbyshire manufacturer could contribute to the cause.
Phillip commented: “The unstable political situation in Syria has resulted in a catastrophic impact on the nation’s health service. The World Health Organisation has reported that over fifty per cent of the country’s hospitals are defunct, leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians without any form of medical assistance, and countless medical professionals with little to no equipment.”
“As Hand in Hand for Syria provides these individuals with an invaluable support stream, I knew that Daray had to help any way it could. I hope our contribution can go some way in helping the efforts of the Syrian medical profession continue to serve those who are in desperate need of medical attention.”
The range of Daray products supplied to Syria include a LED minor surgical light; patient monitor; pulse oximeters, and a foetal doppler.
Fadi Aldairi, Deputy Chairman and Operations Director of Hand in Hand for Syria, added: “We are delighted to be receiving this generous donation from Daray Ltd which is going to make a considerable difference to our hospitals in Syria. The medical infrastructure of the country is on the brink of collapse and equipment like this is in desperate short supply. This donation will help Hand in Hand for Syria keep medical facilities open and help doctors on the ground continue their life-saving work.”
In January 2013, Hand in Hand for Syria opened a women’s and children’s hospital in Atmeh, Idlib, which serves a combined local and refugee population of 45,000 people. It is the only specialist unit of its kind left in northern Syria and in the first month of opening treated over 2,000 children.
The charity is also currently developing online training for medical staff in Syria and is working with UK volunteers to teach them how to perform life-saving surgery in conditions of war.
For more details on Hand in Hand for Syria, please visit www.handinhandforsyria.org.
For further information on Daray Ltd, please phone 0800 804 8384 or visit www.daray.co.uk. Follow Daray Ltd on twitter at @DarayMedical.