Doctors for Iraq say hospitals lack resources to treat victims
Five days of intense fighting between the Mehdi army militia and the Iraqi military, together with coalition bombing in early April left hospitals in Iraq overwhelmed with the number of casualties. Doctors for Iraq's network across the country reported that hospitals were lacking many medical supplies and resources to treat the injured.
Doctors for Iraq issued a press release in early April which says that there was no clear emergency preparedness plan even after six years of crisis. The release notes reports that the Iraqi army and coalition forces denied access to humanitarian convoys to enter the worse affected areas.