Non-Surgical Medical Staff In Syria:
The number of non-surgical staff did not reflect the precise number, as many of them worked outside the hospital in primary health care or private clinics.
- There were 90 medical students who had to quit their medical study.
- Most of specialists were rare, except for pediatricians and internists.
- There were only 24 specialized anesthesiologists for the whole Syria.
- The number of non-surgical staff was underestimated, because most of them worked in clinics outside hospitals.
- There were only about 50 residents in various non-surgical specialties.
1- Nursing staff:
- The number of nursing staff who are licensed nurses is almost equivalent to non-licensed, which reflects the great need for formal training of nurses.
- The number of incubator and pediatric nurses is very limited.
- Reasonable number of anesthesiology and radiology technicians has been noted but this figure may be overestimated, since some of them work in more than one hospital.
- Evaluation of dialysis and pharmacy technicians is not considered realistic unless the rest of medical facilities have been surveyed.
- The number of experienced midwives is below expectation likely because they are not obligated to work in hospitals.
- The proportion of experienced technicians is equivalent to almost one-third of all technicians and they need to be trained.