“On 30 March we were in Nasser hospital. In the ward where I was we received three young people shot in the abdomen, and two shot in the head. I assisted local surgeons in two operations," explained Dr Michel Sauer.
"The first was really a bad case, the bullet had torn a hole in both the main artery and the main vein in the chest. Arteries are not so difficult to repair because they are quite thick, but veins are much thinner and much more fragile. It is very easy to do more damage when trying to sew them up. In the end we succeeded, but the patient had lost all his blood – he required a complete transfusion.
"The second case was a young boy. We had to remove one of his kidneys. To try and rescue the kidney would have meant him bleeding to death.”