Volunteer doctors set up makeshift clinics in mosques to deliver some primary care services, including one in Tahrir Square that Allam saw while watching television. He said these clinics have been started by the Islamic brotherhood to garner popular support. "They are very organized," he said. Not all men and women whose more complicated cases, such as gunshots, were willing to be taken to university hospitals for care, according to Galal. Some "were refusing to get into the ambulance for fear of being not taken to a hospital and being captured/arrested by police."
Galal said primary care units were "lacking basic supplies at the moment and were calling for help, like alcohol, Betadine, needles for stitches, and gauze. People are trying to deliver the needed medical supplies, but are being prevented and terrorized by thugs with no one protecting them, not the police not the military." She said there is also a need for blood donations.