(MSF) – An escalation in the bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwestern Syria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today. On September 26, the MSF-supported Hama Central/Sham hospital was hit by an air strike at around 6:30 a.m. local time, putting it out of service. Fortunately, no medics or patients were killed in the strike. The attack on Hama Central/Sham hospital was just one in a series of attacks on medical facilities in the past several days. Three other hospitals were hit and put out-of-service on September 19 in Idlib governorate, and two major hospitals in the district of Jisr al-Shugur were evacuated on September 27 for fear of being bombed. This leaves the remaining medical facilities in the region overwhelmed and struggling to cope with wave after wave of wounded patients.