For a good number of patients they received firearms injury from stray bullets, as they call them. They really did not see anybody directing any weapon towards them or anything. So they will tell you definitely that, you know, "I was hit by a stray bullet." Then you have, you know - and with those injuries you can see from the injury that the range must have been a long range, you know, missile. Well, from a long range, at least a kilometre long range, depending on the type of weapon or bullet.
But we had some that had, you know, close range encounters. The patients, they were usually so anxious, some of them the anxiety was above the extent of their injuries, so that was another problem, to calm them down, and, you know, to get them to cooperate with treatment modalities.
Then you had those who were fleeing from the atrocities and, you know, they fell and some people had to jump from high buildings and I remember a young man, he fell - he jumped from a tall building that was - you know, he thought the people were going to enter and that is in institution number 2, that was a young man, a university graduate, and he had all his faculties right and he had this cervical injury and he was dying and he said, "Doctor, what did I do?" And I told had him, "You didn't do anything" and he said, "Why me?" And, you know.
So we had had all sorts of emotional situations surrounding patients and a lot of patients that we have to tell because they were so many with, you know, small firearms injury, with bullets in extremities, et cetera, you know they were so anxious that we intervened immediately because they associated bullet wounds with death, so they felt that they were going to die, so they had to be counselled and say, no. So we had junior medical personnel taking care of them and counselling them and telling them and attending to their minor injuries while we were taking care of the major problems that we were being faced with.