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Hello welcome to help -- I'm Dr.
Says the star of the Bahraini uprising in February 2 -- eleven.
Ongoing unrest has create a unique challenges for the country's health care system.
Joining me now is doctor Abdullah -- an international health consultant and director of the center for abnormal presentation at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Here in the USA.
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You were here right after the uprising in Bahrain and and almost average -- you will.
And the concern -- that time.
At least for me and UB and health consultant is the status of the health care system how are things going in the hiring today when he comes to health care.
Thanks for having me Dr.
-- Much better initially when the whole crisis occurred there was a shambles and the health care system.
Clearly that was brought to a quick resolution.
And now there's a little bit of the civil water.
Especially in terms of the health care and services has provided to the to the civilians told to me how is it working right now ahead.
You know that the mechanics of it I -- doctors back at work nurses being active I mean.
How how is the day to day operation and also the influx of patients that Bahrain -- -- for the whole emirates might be getting from other countries -- I think for the most part.
There was order and all hospitals so the hostels and full capacity -- function.
We have an extensive amount of physicians support certified nursing staff to provide excellent for the services to all patients.
The the government obviously he's doing every single thing in its capacity to provide the -- Health care services to its to its -- to its population in civilians in fact they're reaching out to.
The European communities to loss in the United States so that we could collaborate with them to provide -- great service.
Think that I think the challenges that they have clearly is is the protesters.
And especially the opposition was this still a little bit of that going salute and I think they have been quite patient -- them because of course the moment the twice to him.
In terms of they're creating a degree of further resistance they get to you know the good -- -- -- the -- -- -- of communities.
Not knowing the political issues that's happening internally.
So there there have in this battle.
They're trying to compromise with the opposition's the opposition still have young children.
Right who are using all sorts of -- devices.
Gas tanks which is becoming huge problem right now and I witnessed that -- quite frankly.
And it's scary -- like the emergency rooms now are preoccupied dealing with the cuts and bruises of all these.
Protesters when he when he -- have -- Genuine emergency like somebody having.
A heart attack and they have more difficult getting possibly and that is that's a concern that they've been a couple of reports and I saw this in this in the news.
You know of several weeks ago we're looking at.
This -- outbreaks epidemics of flu.
Especially SARS like viruses.
And their cases in Euro -- -- and Asia and he you know we haven't seen that here in the US here but.
But I saw in the report.
That some of these the viral diseases were originating again in the middle leaks which brings me to the point of why do you think that's happening or is it just an incidental finding or is a war we monitoring the situation closely.
Definitely it could close monitoring of that as you do know more than I do.
The SARS really struggle on the in the Far East.
China Vietnam -- -- went all the way to Australia and then across to to your.
And I think the Middle East was not really affected quite a bit.
But would withhold the helps and aides that the Middle East relies on tremendous advocate extensively right from India and mostly even -- from China.
We are seeing a change in the epidemiology and -- diseases within the region.
Now lately there has been over the last.
A couple of months a few casualties a few communal casualties of the song I'm sorry.
A few mortality is right in Saudi Arabia.
And from the SARS like -- -- basically -- a a corona.
-- that has affected.
And also there has been reported people and open to individuals and Qatar.
One of them died in in Great Britain.
In Bahrain there has not been any bid documented cases but I have heard.
That there has been over the last couple weeks two mortality is.
That's lump influenza like illness and whether that was -- SARS or whether what it was the the variant of it.
One of variant virus.
-- -- -- But I think this is why it's important.
For the country.
And the people to understand let's focus on important things right let's focus on.
On issues that's more important to.
To the children of Bahrain to the region as a -- these political.
Issues because ultimately politics.
And medicine -- wolf wolf wolf well in the way we don't -- to mix but I ultimately does because they all have a domino effect.
-- -- the the the the psychological stresses of politics affects an individual's health of course.
And -- -- if you have a huge political issue that causes casualties that -- affects -- -- the end of the day.
-- as much as we try to separate the two they still.
-- crossed their paths at some point.
Well thank you so much for the update.
We -- the best for the blessed people Bahrain and an older region.
And listen you keep informing us -- going on over there thank you -- up something.
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