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Red Sea healthcare shortage causes ‘avoidable fatalities’

May 18 - 2017 PORT SUDAN
Darfuri women who have completed their midwife training attend a graduation ceremony at Friendship Hall in Khartoum (File photo)
Darfuri women who have completed their midwife training attend a graduation ceremony at Friendship Hall in Khartoum (File photo)

Residents of Gabatit and Amrein areas in the Red Sea state have called for the provision of health and education services, especially midwives and ambulances.

Osman Hashim, a Radio Dabanga correspondent specialised in service coverage told this station yesterday that the two areas are witnessing a dire deterioration in health and education services.

He said that the lack of midwives and ambulances in the hospitals in Port Sudan has resulted in avoidable deaths among pregnant women.

He appealed to the state authorities to provide health personnel and ambulances to the residents of the two areas.

Water shortage                                               

In Khartoum, the State Council expressed concern that the people of Port Sudan will suffer from thirst, especially in the summer.

It said 60 per cent of the population has left the city because of the drinking water crisis.

The chairman of the council, Omar Suleiman, announced the formation of an emergency committee headed by Deputy Speaker Ibrahim Habbani to study the problem of drinking water in Port Sudan.

He pointed out that the council will hold a workshop to find solutions to this problem with the participation of the federal government and the government of the Red Sea state.


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