A 60 year-old resident of Zalingei, capital of East Darfur, who needed an advanced surgery, traveled to Khartoum, on board a regular Unamid flight on Thursday.
More than two weeks ago, the man was hit it by a stray bullet, which lodged in the right side of his back, Unamid reported in a press release today.
“Having received initial treatment at Zalingei Hospital, he was medically assessed, and the doctors advised to have the bullet extracted,” Unamid stated. “As that requires an advanced surgery, the patient needed to have the operation in Khartoum.”
Therefore, Unamid’s Mission Support Division, after following appropriate procedures of the patient who was assessed to be fit to fly, approved his travel to Khartoum. After arrival in Sudan’s capital, he was immediately transferred to hospital for further treatment.
Unamid’s Acting Joint Special Representative, Abiodun Bashua, expressed his sincere wish “for full and speedy recovery and a safe return of the patient to his family back in Zalingei”.
He added that the joint UN-AU peacekeeping mission “is committed to implementing its protection of civilians’ mandate, within its capability, and affirms its commitment to protect against and mitigate dangers, which constitute an eminent threat to the vulnerable civilian populations of Darfur”.