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WAU - 22 May 2013

Work resumes in Wau Teaching Hospital following attack

Work resumed at Wau teaching hospital in South Sudan yesterday after an attack last week on staff by a relative of a deceased patient. One anaesthetist was killed in the attack by a man whose wife died in childbirth.

The head of the hospital workers union, Pankrasio Bida, told Radio Tamazuj that all hospital employees resumed their duties yesterday after halting work over 7 days prior but denied that the break was due to an employee strike.

“Yesterday we announced officially that the workers should resume working today and exactly the reported today to their respective departments. The various departments of the hospital started to receive the patients. All workers have official resumed to their due duties. The workers ceased from work due to incident which took place in the hospital. They felt frustrated due to what happened to one of their colleague this is why they were not coming regularly, but we decided to encourage them to forget the past and they  now have resumed to work,” Pankrasio stated.

Related: Shooting reported at Wau Hospital (13 May 2013)