Sudan’s conflict..Decomposing corpses in the streets and burials need permits!

He did not leave the bloody conflict in Sudan And it continued for two months, but it took a long time, until it reached patients with chronic diseases and left them prey to death.

Patients requiring dialysis succumbed to their sad ends, and the bodies of the dead were left to decomposition in morgues and in the streets of cities.

Where are the efforts of volunteers and aid workers?

Patrick Youssef, Regional Director for Africa of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), explained that despite all the efforts of Sudanese doctors working in very difficult conditions, things are getting worse.

In turn, Dr. Muhammad Wehbe, who runs one of the largest children’s hospitals in Sudan in Omdurman, which represents with Bahri and Khartoum what the locals call the triangle capital, pointed out that the hospital usually receives about 300 sick children daily.

He said that armed elements entered the hospital, and the place became unsafe for patients, explaining that many people left, except for those with kidney disease who had to undergo dialysis.

Street corpses.. International fears of a health catastrophe in Sudan

He also added that two weeks ago, the hospital stopped providing treatment, as supplies for dialysis dwindled.

In addition, a statement by the preliminary committee of the Sudanese Medical Association stated that the continuous power outage for more than two weeks exposed the dialysis unit in the city of El-Obeid to the risk of closure and led to the death of at least 12 patients who needed dialysis.

Local residents say roads leading to the strategically located city are under blockade and supplies of food and medicine have been cut off. The Preliminary Committee for the Doctors Syndicate said that the engineers tried to reach a local power station to restore electricity, but they were attacked before they could reach it.

As for the International Society of Nephrology, it explained that kidney patients represent a major health problem in Sudan, where treatment is limited and expensive.

An estimated 8,000 people in Sudan depend on dialysis to survive.

Aladdin Ibrahim Ali, General Director of the main hospital in Umbada, on the outskirts of Omdurman, indicated that the hospital had to cut the number of patient visits in half and close operating rooms due to power outages and a lack of fuel that operates the generator.

Morgue collapse

Not far from the hospital, a morgue could not keep the cooling system running, and 450 bodies began to decompose and blood seeped onto the floor.

Meanwhile, the army accused the Rapid Support Forces of evacuating the main hospitals and taking control of them by force.

In the morgue of Omdurman.. the place narrows with death

The Rapid Support Forces said in a statement earlier this week that observers had noted that many of those hospitals, as well as electricity and water stations, were empty of fighters.

At a time when international humanitarian agencies are finding it difficult to expand aid access due to widespread violence, one committee has tried
Local volunteers solve the problem.

While many of these committees are trying to maintain the continuity of basic health services.

Tragic situation

It is noteworthy that the health sector in Sudan was already on the brink of collapse due to a lack of resources before the outbreak of the conflict, and then collapsed after two months of fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces across the country.

Children’s hospital out of service in Omdurman

On this, the United Nations said that more than 60 hospitals have stopped working in combat zones, and there are 29 hospitals that are also vulnerable to closure due to power and water cuts and a shortage of medical staff.

In addition, one of the volunteer committees confirmed that it had not been able to bury any bodies so far due to the clashes and the absence of security, explaining that burial of bodies requires a permit from the Public Prosecutor and a decision to bury them.

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