Sennar health ministry admits lack of specialists
Sennar state’s ministry of health had admitted to an outbreak of Madura (undergrowth) in some villages at a rate of infection of 28%, similar to that of malaria. The ministry also complained of acute shortage of specialists as well as migration of medical staff from the hospital.
The state minister of health Dr. Sharaf Eldeen Haju, revealed that there threats facing the Disease Control Program, and warned of dependence on global support. He also criticized the poor contribution of economic institutions to the program, and expressed disapproval of the contribution of one of the major economic institutions which contributed the some of one thousand pounds.
Dr. Haju demanded the establishment of a mechanism or legislation to create partnerships with economic institutions for contribution. He also stated that he was disturbed by the spread of disease Madura in the east of Sinnar and asserted that the ministry faces a severe shortage in rare specialists and the migration of medical staff from the hospital.
The spread of the disease in eastern Sennar has exacerbated in the recent years, and in 2010 the village of Merzouga in eastern Sennar was deported after 79 of its residents were discovered to have the deadly disease.
The Blue Nile Institute for Communicable Diseases revealed last March of the spread of the disease in Gezira state which became the state with the highest infection rate globally, with 6,000 cases recorded officially in the medical statistics. Four thousand of the people infected had their limbs cut off and others were permanently disabled.