Puppet “Iraqi ministry of health” orders Baghdad
hospitals not to admit wounded patients from


Translated by Muhammad Abu Nasr

The patriotic Iraqi website albasrah.net reported
Thursday that the puppet so-called “Iraqi health
ministry had issued instructions in the last two days
to hospitals in Baghdad not to accept wounded persons
from al-Fallujah for what it called “security

Sources inside the puppet “health ministry” and in
several Baghdad hospitals told albasrah.net that such
instructions had been sent to all hospitals in the
last two days.  The sources reported that a number of
Baghdad hospitals were complying with these
instructions and refusing to admit wounded patients
from al-Fallujah, thus putting their lives at risk.

An ambulance driver who drives seriously injured
patients to Baghdad when the medical facilities in
al-Fallujah feel they cannot handle the cases said
that he had brought patients around to several
hospitals in Baghdad but had been unable to find one
that would agree to admit the patients.  As a result
one of them died.

Sources in the “health ministry” said that the notices
not to accept al-Fallujah patients were issued under
the category of “security notices” but the only
conclusion that can be drawn from them is that Baghdad
hospitals are being ordered to give up their
humanitarian role and mission for the benefit of the
political and party authorities.

Albasrah.net notes that since the US invasion, the
puppet “ministry of health” has been controlled by
administrative cadres selected from among the leaders
of the Shi‘i chauvinist and collaborationist parties
known as the Da‘wah and Supreme Council of the Islamic
Revolution in Iraq, whose forces entered Iraq together
with the US troops when they invaded the country in
spring 2003.  Leaders of these parties were given
seats in the US-installed puppet government in
occupied Baghdad.

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