Two more people have reportedly died and dozens more infected with acute watery diarrhoea at Tahamem, east of Haya in Red Sea State.
Journalist Osman Hashim, who specialises in coverage of health conditions in the eastern states, says that the Tahamem health centre recently saw the death of a basic school student, as well as a man in his 50s.
Hashim expressed concern at the rise of deaths and pointed to the lack of health care in the hospital.
He attributed the cases to the environmental degradation and lack of health care.
At Sawakin hospital in Sudan’s Red Sea State, at least six people have died, including a child, as a result of acute watery diarrhoea within three days.
Medical sources have attributed the outbreak of watery diarrhoea in Red Sea State to the environmental degradation and contamination of water and food.
The sources told Radio Dabanga that medical suppliers in Port Sudan are reluctant to enforce of the Ministry of Health’s directives of sending medicines and perfusion salts to the rural hospitals. The give no reasons for the lack of supply.
A cold wave has the western region of Sudan in its grip, resulting in the death of four children on Monday morning. Two weeks ago, malnourished children also succumbed to the cold.
Speaking from Jebel Marra, a relative of one of the children reported that Dola, south of Deribat, has witnessed a severe cold wave these days. There is a shortage of food, blankets and warm shelter, amid the absence of health centres and medicines in the mountainous area, he said.
In various areas in Sudan, people have to wait in long lines to buy bread since last week.
Residents of Khartoum attributed the bread crisis to the scarcity of flour. “Since the government liberalised the US Dollar rate for import goods in November, the import of wheat has become less lucrative. The prices of flour immediately began to soar again,” one of them said.
A listener in El Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan, reported a scarcity of bread for four days.
More than 70 Sudanese refugees who fled the fighting in Blue Nile state for Doro, the largest and oldest refugee camp in South Sudan’s Maban county in Upper Nile state, were reportedly murdered on 24, 25, 26 December 2016.
A missionary described scenes of horror to Radio Dabanga as bodies are unburied and thousands have quit the camp to live in the open.