Samaritan’s Purse Saves Lives In A New Hospital 6 Miles Away From ISIS’ War Zone
Nothing can take away the grace that God has given to each and everyone of his children. Amidst wars and killings, God’s miracle can be seen. God’s healing hands move even in the situations we don’t expect, just like what happened few weeks ago in an Iraqi city affected from the fight against the Islamic State.
Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical humanitarian aid group, partnered with the Iraqi Health Ministry to open a much-needed field hospital just a few miles away outside the city limits of the ISIS’ war zone in Mosul.
The five-acre hospital has an emergency room, two operating rooms and over 50 beds and is the closest medical facility that can aid to hundreds of Iraqi soldiers, civilians and children that were affected by the war between the jihadi death cult and the Iraqi coalition trying to liberate Iraq’s second largest city
Being located just six miles (10 kilometers) from Mosul, the life-saving hospital and it’s staff of over 70 medical professionals have already saved lives of dozens of patients in their first few days of operation.
“We have treated dozens of patients, I think it is right under 100 patients at this point and we have only been open a few days,” said Dr. Elliot Tenpenny, the hospital’s director.
Majority of the patients suffer from the variety of injuries caused by the conflict such as gunshot and shrapnel wounds and burns.
“We wouldn’t have these facilities if it wasn’t for these partners it takes everybody working together to put a hospital in a middle of a war zone,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s purse in the inauguration of the hospital.
“Here in Samaritan’s Purse we want to show to everyone God’s love,” he added.
The hospital, which is to remain open for at least six months, and the doctors and staff of the hospital who came from all over the world to work on the field are truly instruments of God in saving His children who are much in need of healing.
Source: Christian Post