The fourth campaign of the Shifa (Cure) project saw more than 1,000 medical cards distributed on Tuesday to families of martyrs from Lattakia province, allowing them to access health and medical services free of charge.
Shifa is a volunteer medical project launched by the Syria Youth Imprint Foundation, a non-governmental civil association, and the Syrian Doctors Syndicate, targeting families of martyrs all over Syria.
The director of the project, Bahjat Akroush, said the project has so far attracted 1,200 volunteer physicians in various specialties who provide diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services at their clinics for free.
He noted that the newly-distributed medical cards cover 240 families, adding that a coordinator affiliated to the project is positioned at each health center or hospital, charged with making sure that the recipients get full access to services.
Rami Mansoura, Director of the Board of Syria Youth Imprint Foundation, which has performed a remarkable humanitarian and relief role since the outset of the crisis in the country in 2011, pointed out that the beneficiaries include the mothers, fathers, wives and children of martyrs.
Leaflets were also distributed along with the cards which included names, addresses and contact information of the physicians inside and outside Lattakia.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer