ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s health sector does not have the capacity to take more injured people from Mosul as it has already treated over 13,000 people, said Kurdish minister.
During a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart, Kurdistan Region’s Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rashid said that medicine shortage has limited Kurdistan Region’s capacity to provide medical attention to more people injured as the result of the Mosul operation.
He revealed that Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has already provided medical attention to more than 13,500 people since the start of Mosul operation on October 17.
The wounded people who received treatment in the Kurdish region are either Iraqi troops or civilians whom were targeted on their way out of the war zone.
Iraqi Health Minister Adila Hamoud, for her turn, praised KRG’s role in this critical time. She stated that it is a responsibility of the Iraqi federal government to assist KRG to overcome the obstacles and provide service to people in need.