El Geneina , April 2(Darfur 24)
There are fears among workers at the Ministry of Health in West Darfur State about the spread of serious diseases and epidemics in light of the low level of treatment services.

The preliminary committee of the Sudan Doctors Syndicate says that medical and health personnel in the states of Darfur are living in extremely bad conditions, including a terrible deterioration in the work environment, the destruction of collective housing facilities, the absence of security, and the non-payment of salaries.

The acting governor of West Darfur State, Tijjani Al-Tahir Karshoum, said in a statement to “Darfur 24” that they have formed a committee to confront the health emergency, and measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of diseases.

He pointed out that the last supply that arrived to West Darfur State from the Federal Ministry of Health was in February 2023, and called on it to benefit from foreign organizations working in the field of health to provide medicines and medical equipment.

The incidence of malnutrition and measles has increased amid warnings of increasing deaths of mothers and children due to not receiving preventive doses for childhood diseases.

The director of the unified immunization program in West Darfur state, Mubarak Adam Abkar, said in a statement to “Darfur 24” that there is a dangerous increase in measles cases in the city of El Geneina.

He pointed out that the number of infections reached more than 35 cases among children under the age of ten years, including 32 cases in the city of El Geneina.

In turn, the Director of Therapeutic Medicine at the Ministry of Health in West Darfur State, Qamar Al-Anbiya Muhammad Al-Hassan, complained to “Darfur 24” about the great vacuum caused by the migration of medical personnel.

He said that the number of specialist doctors now working is 13 out of 36 specialist doctors, while the number of general doctors has decreased from 80 to 30 general doctors, while 25 out of 50 intern doctors are working.

The number of children suffering from malnutrition is increasing in West Darfur State, which threatens their exposure to many serious diseases in light of the cessation of education and the lack of humanitarian aid.