South Sudan

Precautionay measures taken to control Meningitis in the country

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The national ministry of health said that it has taken precautionary measures to tackle Meningitis in the country. The director of the public health, Lul Riek, told Radio Miraya that the Ministry of Health has enough reserves of vaccines to be distributed in the country in case of any occurrence of Meningitis.

He said that so far no single case of Meningitis has been reported in any of the hospitals in the country.

Meanwhile, the Upper Nile State Ministry of Health said that it has received seven thousand cartons of medical drugs and vaccines from the National Ministry of Health to improve the medical services in the State.

The state minister of health, Stephen Lur Nyak, told Radio Miraya that the drugs and the vaccines will be distributed to all the hospitals in the state, adding that they are enough to run medical facilities in the state until July.

Last December, the State Ministry of Health called on the National Ministry of Health to send drugs to rescue the deteriorating health situation in the Malakal Teaching Hospital.