Abyei health official urges voluntary paramedics to help deliver health service

Acting Head of Health Administration-Nyanwut Miyen Kuol | Credit: Apuol Ngor Agok | AIRS 2020

Health official in Abyei Administrative Area is urging voluntary paramedics to report back to health centers.

The Acting Head of Health Administration says there is a shortage of health personnel in village health facilities. Nyanwut Mayen Kuol says there are drugs in Kolom village health center  but there are no medics to provide treatment.

“I want them to report themselves to their work and help. So, if there is going to be any challenge, it will be problem of medicines,” said Nyanwut. 

The administration trained 23 paramedics to provide diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other simple cases in remote villages.  The volunteers are said to have left their duty stations because of insecurity.

The health official says those who were working in Kolom, Noong, Marial Achaak and Tajalei have not returned to their duty stations. According to Nyanwut, each of the volunteers will be getting some incentives for upkeep.

Still on health, residents of Wunrok, a suburb of Abyei town are complaining about a  lack of health services in their area. They are saying their health facility has  been closed for long time due to a lack of medical personnel and medicines.

Awet Bol Deng, one of the residents says they walk to seek treatment Abyei hospital which he considers to be far adding  the situation is even worse when one falls ill at night.

In response, the acting head of health in Abyei, says the administration is informed about this. Nyanwut Mayen asked Wunruok residents to be patient, saying the administration will find a solution soon.