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Two medical staff for 90 patients/day in West Darfur’s Sirba

May 1 - 2017 SIRBA
Displaced at a school used as a provisional clinic in Kutum, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Displaced at a school used as a provisional clinic in Kutum, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Patients in Sirba in West Darfur complain about the deterioration of medical services in the area.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga on Saturday, an activist reported that the entire staff of Sirba Hospital, the only hospital in the locality, exists of a medical assistant and a nurse. “There are almost no medicines as well.”

He said that the number of patients who are daily visiting the hospital amounts to about 90. “They have to wait for hours in a difficult environment, that does not even have drinking water.”

He called on the West Darfur state authorities “to speed up the rehabilitation of the hospital and provide it with trained health personnel, doctors, and medicines”.


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