Via Radio Dabanga: Fever kills children in overcrowded North Darfur hospital.
Residents of Saraf Omra locality in North Darfur have complained about the high death rate among children due to the outbreak of fevers. “24 children died in the hospital during a week's time”, relatives told.
Relatives of patients in the Saraf Omra hospital revealed to Radio Dabanga that it is “overcrowded with patients, especially children”. They pointed out that the symptoms of the diseases are high fever, coughs, headaches and vomiting, and that the doctors have not diagnosed the diseases. “However, they prescribe injections and syrups despite the non-diagnosis”, a relative said.
Many of the children died two days after the fever started. 24 children died within a week's time, according to the relatives.
They said they had asked the hospital administration to contact the North Darfur state Ministry of Health in El Fasher and send a medical team to diagnose and contain the diseases. The administration, however, refused and gave them the phone number of the ministry to contact it directly.