South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

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South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses deep concern over the deaths in South Sudan of more than a dozen people following clashes that forced doctors and nurses to vacate a hospital where advanced surgeries had been taking place.

 

On the morning of Sunday, July 5, a hospital in Upper Nile State supported by an ICRC surgical team was caught in the crossfire of heavy fighting in Kodok. As a direct result, two people -one of whom was a patient- were killed and 11 people injured. The hospital sustained material damage.

 

Because of the dangers of the in-close fighting, doctors and nurses left the hospital on Sunday. Since then and in the absence of surgical expertise, an additional 11 patients have died. Forty…

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