Lattakia, SANA – The Autism Association in Lattakia, in association with UNICEF, launched a project for providing medical services to children via a number of medical centers distributed across the province, providing free examinations and medicine for children in addition to other services like radiology and lab tests.
The project, employing local staff, operates in three areas; two in Lattakia city and one in al-Basit area.
Autism Association founder Shahideh Salloum said that the services provided by the project to children are free, while adults may receive free examinations only as the medical supplies are allocated for children.
The Association’s executive director Gibran Khonda said that although it was launched very recently, the project has already provided services to many people, with each of the three centers providing services to over 60 patients a day on overage.
Each of the centers includes examination tables and the necessary equipment for conducting routine medical exams, with a team of three doctors and three assistants operating in shifts in each one.
The project’s medical staff consists of young people, with this initiative serving a second purpose which is providing these doctors with work and experience.