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North Kordofan medics strike enters third day

August 30 - 2018 EL OBEID / EL GEDAREF
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The doctors’ strike at El Obeid Hospital has entered its third day in protest against the attack on two women doctors by a member of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia.

On Wednesday the security services arrested Dr Ammar Fathelalim and summoned three doctors against the backdrop of the strike. The medical committee decided to continue the strike after a series of meetings with various bodies.

As reported yesterday by Radio Dabanga, the doctors of El Obeid Hospital in North Kordofan began a strike on Monday in protest against the attack on a hospital doctor by a member of the RSF.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that one of the members of the rapid support militia slapping and kicked a doctor in the surgery department after a discussion between them.

The doctors conditioned lifting the strike with holding the rapid support militia member accountable.

The doctors have conditioned lifting the strike with taking legal action against the aggressor, imposing a severe punishment on him, securing emergency section and enacting deterrent penalties against such attacks.

They said that the security apparatus had arrested Dr Ammar Fathelalim and summoned Dr Nasir Shagga, Dr Nahid, and Dr Husam El Turabi.

El Gedaref

The sit-in of the Faculty of Medical Laboratories in El Gedaref state has entered its third day, demanding the provision of buildings and laboratories for the faculty.

On Tuesday, the security apparatus arrested at least ten students before releasing them late at night.

A student told Radio Dabanga that the students of the Faculty of Medicine have organised a night speech at the medical compound in solidarity with the sit-in of students of medical laboratories, the force of the security apparatus, however, broke the speech using sticks and plastic bars.

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