He died operating on his patient

r1 Petitioning Justin Trudeau, United Nations Security Council Justin Trudeau, Take Action To Stop The Targeting Of Hospitals/ Medical Staff In Syria! Sign the petition


Dr. Ali Darwish was operating on a patient in Hama, Syria, when the hospital he worked at was the target of a chemical attack. As the gas spread throughout the hospital, patients and medical staff had difficulty breathing. Dr. Darwish, a specialist orthopedic surgeon, refused to leave his patient — he continued operating until he collapsed and died from exposure to the gas.

This tragic event shows the immense risk that medical staff face as they deliver life-saving support in Syria. More than 700 medical staff have been killed, sacrificing their lives while working to save others.

Dr. Anas Al-Kassem, an Ontario doctor who works closely with medical staff in Syria, started a petition imploring Prime Minister Trudeau and the United Nations to act now to protect the healthcare staff working to save lives in war-torn Syria. You can add your voice — sign Dr. Anas Al-Kassem’s petition now.

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