Sudan…a nearly collapsed health sector and efforts to save what can be saved

factors leading to collapse

According to reports from inside Sudan, the health sector in Sudan today lacks the ingredients and infrastructure that would enable it to withstand conditions similar to those in the country. Hospitals suffer from power and water cuts. Hospitals were flooded with a large number of wounded and wounded, who were in urgent need of intensive care. Hospital staff also suffer from a serious shortage of manpower, as well as enormous psychological stress due to the lack of food and drink. The fear of continuous and indiscriminate shelling in the areas surrounding the hospital compounds the scale of the tragedy.

International warnings and efforts to save the collapsed sector

Local authorities in Sudan are warning of the possibility of a collapse in the health sector as clashes continue. The United Nations, in turn, has warned against the targeting of health facilities and health workers, stressing that it is a flagrant violation of international law. Many international organizations are seeking to provide needed humanitarian services and supplies to the sector, but it is nearly impossible to deliver them in and around Khartoum, experts say.

“Failed” efforts to provide aid

Regional spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Iman Traboulsi, told Sky News Arabia:

“The health sector in Sudan is almost exhausted even before the current crisis.” “Today, what we are witnessing in several areas, particularly in Khartoum, is very worrying, due to the security conditions and the persistence of clashes, which prevent all humanitarian workers from providing assistance to the sector. whether it is extra aid or support for the water and electricity systems of medical facilities.” Health sector workers in the few remaining facilities in Khartoum were trying to make the impossible with nothing, treating serious cases without medical or surgical equipment, while health facilities operate without water or electricity”. “Humanitarian organizations, such as the Red Cross, are unable to provide assistance to the health sector.” “There is a responsibility on both sides of the conflict to protect the health sector and designated space for humanitarian work.” “Recent UN figures that have been released indicate that 16% of health facilities in Sudan are still in operation today, but it is difficult to confirm the validity of these figures.

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