# of ICU Equipment In Syria: Number of mechanical ventilators available for adults was 124, of which 19 required maintenance. Very few arterial blood gases (ABG) devices were available at the hospitals, in proportion to the number of ICU beds. They did not exceed 12 ABG devices; half of which were out of order. Number of mechanical ventilators for newborns and pediatrics was 31 only, where 3 out of the 31 were out of order, and only 6 were neonatal mechanical ventilators at all the hospitals that have been surveyed.
The distribution of surgical ICUs is mapped as follows: Continue reading