Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – Hospitals in Sudan are facing an urgent shortage of medicine and staff as fighting intensifies in the country. According to recent reports from medical professionals working within the region, the situation has reached a critical point where even basic supplies are running low.
In normal circumstances, there are many medical teams working in Sudan’s hospitals, but with the ongoing conflict in the country, the number of staff has been drastically reduced. Doctors and other medical personnel are working longer shifts with few breaks, which has led to exhaustion and burnout.
“In normal circumstances, there are many teams, now the shift is longer, as only two doctors or one doctor covers one or two departments, sometimes three. Volunteers are helping as much as possible,” stated one medical professional who wished to remain anonymous.
The situation has been exacerbated by the fact that many medical supplies, such as drugs, bandages, and oxygen supplies, are scarce due to the ongoing conflict. This situation has been further worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has diverted resources and attention away from other pressing healthcare issues.
One of the major challenges that hospitals face in the region is the lack of basic medical supplies. Patients have to bring their own blankets, sheets, and even medication. This is not only problematic for those who cannot afford to bring their own supplies but also puts an added burden on the hospitals, which are already struggling to cope with the influx of patients.
“The situation is dire, and I fear we will reach a breaking point soon if the international community does not step in to help. We need more medical staff, more supplies, and more support if we are going to be able to provide the care our patients need,” stated another medical professional.
As fighting continues to intensify in Sudan, the situation for hospitals and medical staff is only going to get worse. It is imperative that the international community steps in to provide support and assistance to the region’s medical professionals, who are working tirelessly to provide care in one of the most challenging environments in the world.