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Two girls die of scorpion stings in North Darfur, people demand serum

July 20 - 2015 EL KOMA
A man being treated for scorpion sting at Rubkona, South Sudan (Leben Nelson Moro)
A man being treated for scorpion sting at Rubkona, South Sudan (Leben Nelson Moro)

The people in the area of Sari in El Koma locality have called on the federal and North Darfur Ministries of Health to provide anti-scorpion venom serums as soon as possible.

After two girls, aged nine and three, died of scorpion stings on Sunday, and another person was hospitalised in El Koma hospital, the people repeated their demand for the annual provision of anti-venom therapy.

“Every year during the rainy season, we suffer from the proliferation of scorpions,” a listener from the area told Radio Dabanga. “We know that the serums are not cheap, but they are needed to save people’s lives.”

He said that the locality is also in dire need of ambulances and medical staff, and criticised “national and international organisations” for not intervening.  


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