In reference to the conjoined twins Nawras & Mou’az Al-Hashash who were born in Hammouria city in eastern Ghouta of Damascus on 23/07/2016, the official authorities approved the evacuation of the babies by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to be done the next day (24 /7/2016); but the medical staff who were supervising the case inside Ghouta area refused to allow them out.
On 10/08/2016, SARC was addressed by its sub-branch in Douma to evacuate the babies, and they have been evacuated indeed on 12/08/2016 and checked in private hospital in Damascus city under the auspices of SARC and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Both babies were diagnosed with heart failure (one of the babies has tetralogy of fallot, the second complains of ventricular septal defects), cleft lip, cleft palate, liver distortions with a bad health condition in general.
On the moment they arrived to the private hospital, the babies were put under an intensive care along with professional medical follow up, while being registered in the formal civil records and having passports issued for them and their accompanies.
Actually, in cooperation with the Italian Association Terre des Hommes, which has an office in Damascus, the babies got an admission to Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome, Italy. Moreover, SARC communicated with the Italian Red Cross which facilitates the visa procedures and transportations to Italy. All formal leave approvals were signed in order to travel and get the necessary surgical operation. However, the bad general health condition was a hindrance as they die due to the heart failure they already had.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) thanks all those who were interested and collaborated in providing the needed health care for the mentioned twins.