Reports indicate that authorities denied the transportation of critical supplies from storage locations in Wad Madani, within the Al Jazirah region, to medical centers in the southern part of the capital since early September. The organization announced that the reserves of medications and other essential materials at Bashair academic hospital are now depleted, making it impossible for the staff to conduct emergency surgeries or c-sections.
Consequently, they are recalling their surgical unit.
The ongoing turmoil in Sudan intensified in April, with confrontations between the national military, under the leadership of Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces who are allies to his opponent, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, commonly referred to as Hemedti.
Pulling out from providing essential surgical services at Bashair hospital is heartbreaking,” stated Shazeer Majeed, a representative from Doctors Without Borders. “The medical needs are immense. Denying access to the vital supplies required for surgeries deprives individuals of critical healthcare.”
Majeed further disclosed that from mid-May onwards, nearly 5,000 individuals sought care in the hospital’s emergency department, and their medical staff successfully conducted over 3,000 surgeries.