The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) will financially support the maintenance of El Geneina Hospital, the field commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said on Sunday.
During an official visit to the hospital in the West Darfur capital, RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan, nicknamed Hemeti, announced that the NISS will fund the maintenance of various hospital sections and wards, as well as the construction of a new operating theatre “equipped with the latest medical devices”.
The governor of West Darfur, Khalil Abdallah, who accompanied Hemeti during his visit, appealed to “all relevant bodies and organisations to exert their efforts to realise a complete rehabilitation of the El Geneina Hospital”.
Last month, the NISS boosted the finances of the two main Sudanese football clubs, El Mireikh and El Hilal, with a donation of SDG1 million ($166,000) each.
The Sudanese security apparatus is enhancing its “societal role” in Sudan, a senior security officer said on the occasion.
At a ceremony organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Khartoum last month, security director Lt. Gen. Mohamed Atta El Moula said that the NISS is already supporting many universities, student societies, scientific programmes and journeys, and cultural and sports activities.