Thank you for your comments. I took a decision not to respond to strykerdad comments, his way in discussion is very irritating, but as he lately offer to help Iraqi patients, I have to reconsider my decision. I may understood him wrongly.
I have those pictures of the Spider bites (the camel spider). I was hesitating to publish them, but your comment encouraged me to do so.
Hi from Iraq
thank you for your wishes, the people in Iraq wish you and all the people of the Island of Malta the same.
"TT, has anyone from your group tried to contact anyone connected to the Task force? I am having some trouble understanding how a clinic connected to a large hospital and with funds to spend is unable to obtain such a commonly available medical appliance. Is that true of all similar items?"
I am sure you will have some trouble understanding how the situation is here in Iraq. You believe what you want, and every other thing is just a lie.
Off course no one of my group tried to contact any one connected to the Task force. The reason we don't trust that they are here to help, or at least that is what we feel.
BTW the Oncology hospital is not a large one, it is the smallest hospital in Mosul, there is no funds to spend in any way. When I say "we don't want money because we have enough", I meant by we, the patients and the staff working in the Ostomy Unit.
The lack of Ostomy appliances is a minor thing among the lack of Medicines, mainly the Cytotoxic drugs, and the lack of Narcotic analgesic used to relieve cancer pain.
Most of the Hospital in Mosul are Governmental including the Oncologyand Nuclear Medicine Hospital. That mean they receive their supplies of medicines and medical appliances from the Ministry of Health, not through any organization. Even the items reached the hospital as assistants from other Organizations, they should inform the MOH about them.
"TT seems less than wildly enthused by the offers of help, but as others have pointed out, there may be many different reasons for that apparent lack."
Sure, I am not so excited by the offer of help, because we were disappointed several times before, many promises but nothing happened. In addition, you and all the warmongers consider me/us your enemy, your duty is to kill not to help, the picture of a marine killing a wounded person in Falluja is still in front of my eyes. How a killer can be so humanitarian.
Also my request was to heiko who offer to help by himself.
As a matter of fact, if I have the chance to make a request I probably chose the availability of the medicines, specially the Cytotoxic and the major narcotic analgesic.