Abyei health administration receives medical supplies from South Sudan health ministry


The administration of health in Abyei Administrative Area, on Tuesday received more than 1.6 tons of medical supplies from South Sudan ministry of health.

The items include personal protective equipment for use by front line health workers in Covid-19 isolation centers in Ameth-beek hospital-which is yet to be opened and Amiet, according to health official. 

 “The assistance includes some antibiotics drugs. And they include protective equipment: gloves, and sanitizers for workers working in the department of coronavirus in Abyei area,” Kon told Abyei FM on Thursday.

The health official thanked South Sudan health ministry for the assistance.

Abyei administrative area has 52 confirmed cases of the coronavirus including two deaths.

On Saturday, the Covid-19 awareness focal point urged the public to observe health guidelines such as a lot of hand washing, wearing face mask and keeping a social distance of not less than one meter away from others to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

He said, there were no new covid-19 infections recorded in the area in the last two months but this does not mean the virus is over.  

Coronavirus is a highly contagious fatal respiratory disease symptomized by shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, muscle or body aches and sore throat, among others. It is passed from one person through the droplets from an infected person.