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Bahrain: Protests Erupt at Salmaniya Hospital

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

Chaos has hit Bahrain's Salmaniya Hospital, the country's largest public hospital, after Thursday 17 February's pre-dawn police raid on protesters in Lulu Roundabout.

From that time the hospital, which already faces overcrowding on a daily basis, was overwhelmed by the number of injured coming from Lulu Roundabout. Reports have poured on Twitter about doctors protesting the worsening conditions inside the hospital and the lack of ambulances bringing in the injured from the morning's raid.

@angryarabiya Eye Witness: all the salmaniya staff are out on a march including doctors and nurses demanding the resignation of the minister of health

@haythoo أطباء السلمانية – يسقط يسقط الوزير – لا يوجد و لا إسعاف بالسلمانية #Bahrain #lulu #14Feb http://plixi.com/p/78000060

“The Salmaniya Doctors – Down with the Minister – There isn't a single ambulance at the hospital”
Doctors protest outside Salmaniya Hospital

Doctors protest outside Salmaniya Hospital

@SandyWaterB http://yfrog.com/mijy2z In Salmaniya (Click on link below to watch video)
Nurses and Paramedics protest inside the hosptial

Some paramedics were injured during their attempts to bring injured protesters to hospital.

@MDaaysi: evidence ministry of health men were attacked #Bahrain #feb14 #PearlRoundabout RT @maryamalkhawaja: http://yfrog.com/hsq1aylj

Injured Paramedics in Salmaniya Hospital

Injured Paramedics in Salmaniya Hospital

Doctors later decided to leave the hospital and march to LuLu Roundabout to treat the rest of the injured protesters.

@hussain_info pic: brave doctors have gone walking to #lulu tiring to rescue after 5hrs of banding them #bahrain http://yfrog.com/h088xjgj

Protesting Doctors march to LuLu Roundabout

Protesting Doctors march to LuLu Roundabout

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

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