Rojava authorities deny reports about health workers infecting civilians with AIDS

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Medical Unit of Rojava. ARA News

ARA News

The Health Authority in the Cezire Canton of Rojava-Northern Syria denied reports that spread on social media about the existence of unknown teams entering the houses under the pretext of vaccinating children while seeking to spread infectious diseases among the people.

The deputy chairman of the Health Authority in Cezire Canton [Hasakah province], Suleiman Ahmad, denied the existence of such unknown groups in the area. These are just baseless rumours.”

Ahmed confirmed medical teams are operating in the area with permissions and documents issued by the Health Authorities.

The Health Authority has also instructed all the checkpoints of the Asayish forces, the Self-Defense Forces and People’s Protection Units (YPG) to ensure that the medical teams have all the official papers and permissions issued by the specialised committee of the Rojava Self-Administration.

As a precautionary measure, Suleiman Ahmed pointed out that they are working in coordination with the Movement of Democratic Society TEV-DEM, Councils and Communes in order to monitor the medical teams and ensure that they possess documents certified by the Health Authority, and not allow any medical teams to enter the towns and villages in northern Syria without an official permission.

Pictures were spread on the social media last week suggesting that a nurse is visiting houses and infecting people with HIV.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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