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Bor Hospital in crisis of drugs shortage

 By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon

The acting Director General of Bor Civil Hospital has raised an alarm over shortages of drugs at the hospital.

He said the drug stores had run out of drugs since May, 2018.

Dr. Moses Gak told the press yesterday that there were “completely no drugs” in the state hospital.

“There is a shortage of drugs and we have received our last consignment from the national government in April. We could only make prescription and send patients to private clinics in the town,” Dr. Gak stated.

He reiterated that the hospital only has paracetamol tablets, adding that the doctors often referred the patients to private clinics.

He called on the national government and International Agencies to intervene and rescue the situation at Bor civil hospital.

“I am appealing to all the international agencies to intervene within this interval. It is not an issue for Jonglei state alone. It is an issue of South Sudan and partners,” he said. “Let’s work together in order to curb this situation,” Dr. Gak stressed

The essential drugs according to health practitioners were curative to malaria and other common illnesses in the hospital.

The Juba Monitor attempt to contact the state Minister for Health Ms. Rachel Amuor Pach for comment was futile as her cell phone was not reachable by press time.

Bor Civil Hospital is the main facility that serves a population of more than 150,000 persons within Bor town alone.


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