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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 13:49 GMT
In pictures: Baghdad hospital

Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar has provided images of Medical City, Baghdad, which has undergone significant renovation since the fall of Saddam Hussein

Bed in a ward in Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

A typical image of a ward in the sprawling hospital complex before its revamp

Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

A ward today. Dr Al-Mukhtar was director general of the Medical City before returning to a consultant surgeon's role in Scotland

Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

A scene before fresh investment in the complex

Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

The refurbished complex is bright and functional, but is still in desperate need of more staff, supplies and equipment

A bed in the Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

Bricks used to be the only way of weighting down hospital beds before the upgrade

New beds in Medical City, Baghdad (Pic: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

Following the fall of Saddam there was a delivery of the first new beds in 40 years

Nurses teaching college (Picture: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

Medical City is also a teaching hospital and the nurses' college was in a poor state

Nurses (Picture: Dr Ameir Al-Mukhtar)

Nurses in the revamped college. The complex has 6,500 staff and 1,300 postgraduates




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