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Sudanese activists open intensive care unit for the needy in Omdurman

May 18 - 2015 OMDURMAN
A tea seller opens the new intensive care unit for the needy at the Mohamed El Amin Hamed Hospital in Omdurman, 16 May 2015 (RD)
A tea seller opens the new intensive care unit for the needy at the Mohamed El Amin Hamed Hospital in Omdurman, 16 May 2015 (RD)

A group of youth activists in Omdurman have launched the “Emergency Street Initiative” to support the needy patients in the area.

On Saturday, an intensive care unit for children was officially opened at the Mohamed El Amin Hamed Hospital in Omdurman. Tea seller Um Gisma was invited to cut the ribbon.

At a press conference, members of the Initiative explained that the costs, amounting to SDG2.6 million ($435,880) were raised by voluntary work and fundraising campaigns. The unit is equipped with the latest monitoring capabilities, to treat seven emergency cases a day.

The emergency department of the Khartoum Teaching Hospital is located at the Hospital Street in central Khartoum. The street, where also a number of private hospitals and clinics are located, is popularly known as “Emergency Street”.

      The entry to the new intensive care unit (RD)                             


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