Damascus is the capital of Syria; it is also an important hub for science, culture, politics, arts and commercial activities. The city is also known as the oldest city in the world that has been continuously inhabited. The country has state hospitals in every province, but most of the good hospitals are concentrated in the capital, Damascus. Treatment in state hospitals is almost free and the fee charged by private hospitals is also regulated by the government.
The new medical center is one of the most important health centers in Damascus. Established in the year 1991, the hospital has facilities and know-how for almost all medical and surgical practices. It is equipped with very advanced infrastructure and the team in the hospital is well trained. The hospital is equipped to perform pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery and kidney transplants. The address of this hospital is Misat sq. Bernia Street, PO Box 7465.
The dr. Shami-Attar-Bdeir-Medical Care Center was established in 1981 by the Attar Group. The MCC provides excellent medical care to its patients and is equipped with the latest medical technology and well-trained staff. Obstetrics, gynaecology, ENT, ophthalmology and neurology operations, with the exception of plastic surgery and general surgery, are regularly performed in the hospital. The hospital has advanced scanning systems and a modern Intensive Care Unit. The hospital performs open heart surgery and the hospital has a capacity of 100 beds.
The Italian Hospital in Damascus was built in 1936. It is one of the most important healthcare facilities in the city. Over the years, the hospital has come to be known as a modern hospital that provides good care to its patients. The hospital is located in Tilyani and the contact numbers are 332-9404; 332-6030/1.
The Al-Asadi Hospital in Mazzeh, Western Villas Damascus specializes in cardiac surgery and the Bridi Clinic on Rawda Street, near Arnous Square, has facilities for both medical and dental conditions. The contact number is 3338210.
The medical clinic is located at Youth City Street, building 27, East Villas, Mezzeh Damascus 7937; the contact person in this clinic is Dr. Al-Hussein Saied Moshaaoeh. The clinic offers treatment for general medicine related problems.
International Medical and Digestive Clinic in Salhia Street, Cinema Amir Building, is run by Dr M. Jaber and provides treatment for digestive and other stomach related diseases.
Apart from the hospitals mentioned above, there are some well-known doctors in Damascus that can be contacted depending on the nature of the problem. Dr. Moufid Jokhadar is a famous cardiologist and his contact number is 331-2766/ 333-2337. Dr. Anan Haffar is a pediatrician and his address is Jisr Al Abyed, Damascus; phone numbers are 333-4283/371-2822. For obstetric and gynecological problems, please contact Dr. Ahmad Dahman at 70, Mazraa Malek, Al Fadel Street.