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Health facilities in Georgia have been attacked

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 19 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1357
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    The Georgian Medical Association has appealed for help in the crisis created by the recent conflict with Russia. It has complained that doctors, ambulances, and medical facilities have been attacked in an indiscriminate campaign that has also seen civilians killed by cluster munitions.

    Levan Labauri, the association’s secretary general, said that doctors had been “working under the permanent air attacks of Russian jets, even in the capital city, Tbilisi. Some of our physicians [have been] killed and severely injured and hospitals destroyed. It is a really catastrophic situation.”

    The continuing occupation of the city of Gori by Russian troops had made it impossible …

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