Hospitals Overwhelmed By Living and the Dead
By Anthony Shadid
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, April 8, 2003; Page A01
BAGHDAD, April 7 -- Its sirens wailing, the cream-colored ambulance barreled into the compound of Baghdad's Kindi Hospital. Doctors in blue scrubs -- some of them working night and day -- rushed forward, swinging open its doors.
Gingerly, they put Sabria Hussein on a stretcher, its leather still soaked in blood. They moved toward another stretcher, driving away hordes of flies, and rolled Abdel-Karim Youssef into an emergency room suffused with the stench of blood, dirt and disinfectant.