As part of its efforts to serve those injured with chemical weapons, the General Directorate of Health of Halabja was able to provide an advanced device for examining eyes in the hospital for treating people with chemical weapons.
Dr. Imad Fairouz, director of the hospital for treating people with chemical weapons, said during a special statement to PUKmedia: "The advanced device examines and maps the internal parts of the eye in addition to conducting a retinal examination," indicating that a large number of people injured with chemical weapons need this device, especially those with chronic diseases.
He added that those injured with chemical weapons used to conduct these tests in private hospitals, and the cost of these tests was very expensive, but after providing this device, every patient can perform the necessary eye examinations in the hospital for treating people with chemical weapons for free.
On March 16, 1988, the city of Halabja was exposed to the most heinous crime known to humanity. On that day, the city was bombed with chemical weapons by the fallen Iraqi Baath regime.
This crime claimed the lives of more than 5,000 civilian citizens, including women, children, youth, and the elderly.
The implications of the attack lasted for several years afterward and those injured in the attack are to this day still suffering from their wounds. People who were born after the attack in the affected regions have suffered from many health problems.