Displaced residents of Dreige camp near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, have complained of a shortage of medicines. They also report soaring prices for the scant medicine available.
An activist told Radio Dabanga that there is a one small medical centre, one doctor, one medical assistant and one lab technician in the camp. He explained that the centre can only see 70 patients a day – that in a camp with a population of 72,500.
The centre only has painkillers and antibiotics, while the displaced are suffering from diarrhoea, infections, malaria and coughs. The activist reported that patients cannot afford to buy medicines, as eight malaria injections cost SDG70 ($12.50) in Nyala pharmacies.
Similar reports of dire healthcare shortages reach Radio Dabanga frequently from displaced across Darfur.
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