Health authorities in Warrap State’s Romic County have reported that at least 21 patients wounded during the communal violence in Tonj East have stranded without prescription.
The hospital said it run out of drugs to treat the patients and all road cutoff to get more supply.
It calls for the government quick intervention to save the lives of those patients.
Patients wounded during the communal clashes in Luangjang, Thiik and Akok find it difficult to recover as the hospital reported a lack of drugs to treat them. Some of the patients have broken injuries which requires proper treatment.
The director of hospital in Romic County Mr Manyang Makuc Machiek said the facility do not have anti-biotic to help the patients.
Makuc stated that some patients had left the hospital to seek the traditional medication, which could not be advisable but no option.
“In Romic here have no possibility for them to go to Tonj South, Wau, or elsewhere because the road is impassable. Even Marial Lou is not accessible because it is in the route where the conflict erupted. So, it is a terrible situation,” He said.
Some patients spokes to Mayardit FM. They said the hospital advised them to buy drugs from a private clinic, but all were looted during the fighting.
They call on the government to urgent intervention to safe lives that are at risk.
”There are no drugs in the hospital, which has forced some of the patients to go home and follow the traditional treatment. So, we are suffering because the entire market was looted”
The authority has promised that the International Committee Red Cross is making arrangements to supply drugs.
Warrap State Governor- Hon: Bona Panek Biar said the patients with serious gunshots will be flown to Juba for further medication.
But he could not mention the timeline.
”We have talked to ICRC on how they are to airlifted the patients. And this is what we are following now. ICRC is the one to airlift them, and directly they are communicating with their head office in Juba. This is because they also fear their lives. They have found that people are killed in Tonj.” Panek said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross –ICRC has expressed concern about the situation of the wounded persons left without drugs. It said discussion underway with the authority to rescue the patients.