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Instruction to Defence Ministry and Emergencies Ministry on setting up field hospitals in Aleppo

November 29, 2016

Vladimir Putin instructed the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief to set up field hospitals in Syria with a view to providing medical assistance to the residents of Aleppo and nearby territories. This task is to be implemented within the shortest possible timeframe as per the decision of the President.

Specifically, the Defence Ministry will send a special medical detachment along with a multi-purpose field hospital with 100 places and a special paediatric unit. The hospital will have a capacity to provide outpatient medical services to 420 people a day.

The Emergencies Ministry will transport a field hospital with 50 places, which will provide inpatient medical services, and will have a capacity to provide outpatient medical services to 200 people a day.

November 29, 2016