Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

Sudan: Tawila Residents in North Darfur Complain About Lack of Medicine

Tawila — Citizens from Tawila locality, North Darfur, have complained about scarcity and lack of medicine due to the restrictions imposed by government authorities on bringing medicine from El Fasher. Besides, the citizens complained about the deterioration of health services in the region.

A number of patients from Tawila complained to Radio Dabanga about the scarcity and lack of medicine in addition to the poor health services being offered in the region. They revealed that the locality's only health center, which is managed by Doctors Without Borders, receives more than 300 patients a day. It was added that the center's staff informed patients that the authorities only allows them to bring medicine from El Fasher once every three months and that the medicine runs out in less than a month.

People resort to traditional treatment instead, they said and revealed that many patients have died due to a lack of medicine. Citizens from Tawila appealed to the authorities to allow shipments of medicine from El Fasher each month or to supply the locality with enough medicine for one year.

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