Recently Coronavirus death toll in North Darfur have increased dramatically , in a way that worried public opinion, while medical sources have revealed an increase in the number of deaths in El Fasher, reaching an average of about 15 fatalities per day.
The Technical Committee to confronting the Coronavirus pandemic in Al-Fasher locality, expressed its regret for the health conditions that have resulted from the horrific societal spread of the Corona
\virus, which led to dozens of deaths.
Dr. Mohamed Abdallah Mustafa, member of the Coordination of Medical and Health Cadres, held the state police responsible for the outbreak of the pandemic because it did not secure the state’s entrances and
gates in an optimal way, which helped vehicles coming from Khartoum to enter the state without being checked.
Mohamed Abdallah added that vehicles’ coming from neighboring countries with high infections rate of COVID-19 were also allowed to enter the state of North.
Mustafa made clear that there were 54 people who had been quarantined in “Dar Al-Arqam” centetr in downtown Fasher, fled the quarantine center despite presence military force and mixed with the community.
For his part, sterilization technician, Abdel Razek Zakaria attributed spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in North Darfur state to the reception of the city of El-Fasher to huge number of buses
coming from Khartoum, up to about 22 buses per day.
“There are those who arrived via smuggling , while others walked 167 kilometers from Umm Kadada to El Fasher, in addition to vehicles coming from Khartoum that changed their destination in order to enter
the city through other gates” Abdel Razek Zakaria added.
member of the coordination of medical and health personnel, Dr. Mohammad Mustafa told Darfur 24 that the Ministry of Health had failed to merge isolation and quarantine sites into one place, which
contributed to increase of infections.
“Quarantine and isolation of confirmed and suspected cases should be classified according to the status of the patient” Added Dr. Mustafa.
Mustafa revealed 8 deaths in the Zamzam camp isolation center due to negligence, adding that lack of necessary medical equipment, gags, and protective clothing for the medical staff is complicating work of
health cadres at quarantine center.
Mustafa said that there are no work contracts with the Ministry of Health during this stage, as there is no insurance on the lives of workers, a matter that prompted some technicians to stop work, so as
preserve their lives.