Internet camera stands in as staff in Syrian hospital

Volunteers in the United States help understaffed hospitals in Syria through video internet video link-ups.

Due to the lack of trained staff in Syria’s devastated healthcare system, gravely ill patients are not able to get the level of supervision they need.

The camera, linked via the internet to a trained intensive care clinician, acts as a surrogate doctor.

Using the video link to the US, staff in the hospital in Syria are given advice on how they can best treat the patient.

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