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Doctors strike against violence in Nyala hospital, South Darfur

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NYALA (5 May .) -

The strike of the doctors at the emergency department of the Nyala hospital has entered its second day today (Monday). They have suspended their work in protest against repeated attacks on the medical staff of the hospital.

“We decided on the strike after a government troop accompanying a patient, attacked a doctor inside the hospital. He hit him with a sharp tool, causing a deep head wound. This happened in front of policemen, who did not intervene,” one of the doctors reported to Radio Dabanga.

“The strike will continue until the issue is resolved in a drastic way and the working environment has become safe again. The attacks by government troops are increasing, and the authorities do not take any action to protect the doctors and the hospital.”

File photo: Nyala hospital (archive Radio Dabanga)