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Edmonton doctor helps treat Syrians via online consultations

An Edmonton-based doctor is helping save lives in Syria from thousands of kilometres away. "If they need my help, I'm available," says Dr. Maher Saqqur, a critical care neurologist with Alberta Health Services. CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis talks to Saqqur about how he helps from afar.

Neurologist uses Skype to help patients wounded in Syria's civil war

This doctor is saving lives in Syria, from thousands of kilometers away here in Canada. This story originally aired on June 25, 2013. 9:40

An Edmonton-based doctor is helping save lives in Syria, from thousands of kilometres away. "If they need my help, I'm available," says Dr. Maher Saqqur, a critical care neurologist with Alberta Health Services.

CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis talks to Saqqur about how he helps patients from afar via the internet.