39 of 59 Khartoum hospitals out of service: Sudan's Doctors Syndicate

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Apr 2023

Sudan's Doctors Syndicate said on Tuesday that 39 of the 59 hospitals in and around Khartoum are currently out of service, including nine hospitals that were bombed and 16 subjected to forced eviction.

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A patient is being carried into a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 17, 2023.

 

A report on the syndicate’s Facebook page read that following four days of clashes between the army and Rapid Support Forces "out of 59 basic hospitals in the capital and the states, 20 are fully or partially operating," noting that some of these provide first aid services only.

The syndicate warned that these hospitals are threatened with closure due to the lack of medical personnel and supplies, water, and electricity.

Five ambulance vehicles were attacked by military forces, while others were denied access to patients, the report added. 

On Tuesday, the Sudanese Ministry of Health said that 16 hospitals in Khartoum were out of service, warning of a complete collapse in the public and private health sectors if clashes persisted.

Explosions and heavy gunfire rattled the Sudanese capital in a fifth day of fighting Wednesday after an internationally brokered truce quickly fell apart. Thousands of residents fled Sudan's capital Wednesday amid the ongoing fighting between the army and paramilitaries which has thus far killed 270  people, according to UN toll.

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