The Citizen (Juba)

23 June 2012

South Sudan: Council of Ministers Approved U.S.$.173 Million to Constructs 100 Health Units

Juba — Council of ministers in its regular meeting chaired by Vic-president Dr Riek Machar yesterday approved 173 millions US dollars project to constructs one hundred health units in all ten states of south Sudan to improved health sector which most of the statistics has shown to have remained behind and needed a lot of improvement in terms of manpower and facilities.

This information was disclosed to the reporters in the ministry of cabinet's affairs by the minister of information and broadcasting Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin. He said this amount was approved after the minister of Health Michael Milly Hussein presented a memo to the council of ministers regarding the proposed project to builds over hundreds health facilities in south Sudan

"This project was approved of which over one hundred health facilities, that is health units to be constructed in all ten states and ministry of health together with finances , foreigner affairs and international cooperation's to enhance loads for building over one hundred health units at the Republic of south Sudan." Said Marial

Dr Barnaba also said that council approved and endorsed the appointment of five hundred health workers to improved working in the clinics and hospital both in rural areas and towns; he said council also approved the 1000 SSP monthly hardship allowances to be given to doctors especially those working at the rural areas.

The minister stated that the appointment of doctors in south Sudan will be centralized because the government takes the health of its citizen seriously. He said it is important for the people to know their government care for them.

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