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Shoddy medicines, hospital clean-up in North Darfur

September 14 - 2015 EL FASHER
Nurse student practicer at the male ward in the Emergency Area in El Fasher Teaching Hospital, in 2012. More than 500 patients visited the hospital every day at that time, assisted by four emergency doctors during the day. At night time, only one was on duty (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Nurse student practicer at the male ward in the Emergency Area in El Fasher Teaching Hospital, in 2012. More than 500 patients visited the hospital every day at that time, assisted by four emergency doctors during the day. At night time, only one was on duty (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Fake medicines and spoiled food items have flooded the markets in North Darfur. The Health Minister announced that the academic and another hospital in the state capital will be rehabilitated.

Doctors and pharmacists have been requested to form a base to fight the spread of shoddy medicines by the North Darfur Deputy-Governor. On Saturday, Adam Mohamed Hamid El Nahla announced that a number of “mean-spirited people” took advantage of the flow of traffic and ease of transport via the Western Salvation Road, to flood the state with shoddy medicines and spoiled food.

He made his announcement at the opening of Nabdel El Hayat Hospital in El Fasher.

Dr Mohamed Ahmed Abdelhafiz, the state's Minister of Health, announced that his Ministry seeks to rehabilitate seven localities, and raise the primary health-care coverage.

He added that work is underway for the rehabilitation of El Fasher Teaching Hospital, at a cost amounting to more than five million Sudanese pounds ($814,800). El Fasher Hospital South will be allocated for rare diseases, and the rehabilitation of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital.


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