16 Jul 2018

 

Kidney Hospital Inaugurated In Juba

The first kidney hospital in South Sudan was on Thursday inaugurated by President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Kidney Hospital Inaugurated In Juba
President Kirr (C), Health Minister Dr. Riek Gai Kok (L), and Dr. Asraf (L) raising the flag at the inaugural event on Thursday [Photo by Morris Dogga]

By Jale Richard

JUBA, 20 October 2017 [Gurtong]-
The hospital located in Juba with a capacity of handling 40 patients per day, and 12,000 sessions in a month was constructed by a Sudanese businessman, Dr. Asraf Said Ahmed Al-Cardinal the Chairman of Al-Cardinal group of companies.

The hospital will be run by experts from Sudan and United Arab Emirates who are already training the staffs about the use of the facility.

“It has been a long standing priority of our government to improve health infrastructure and services across South Sudan,” President Kiir said while launching the hospital. “Over the years we have worked with our development partners to increase the availability of basic health services,” he added.

Late last month, President Kiir also laid the foundation stone for the expansion and modernization of Juba Teaching Hospital, a project funded by China Aid.

He said he is pleased that the private sector has also joined hands to provide specialized care to complement the services that would be provided by the modernized and expanded Juba Teaching Hospital.

“This facility will help our citizens who have kidney disease to receive first class treatment right here at home. They will no longer go abroad for diagnosis or long term care,” he said.

The president said through Al-Cardinal hospital, the Ministry of Health will be able to provide free diagnosis for those who require kidney dialysis the service.

Kiir said the hospital is an example of how the country is advancing and developing in spite of all the challenges it is facing.

The President also encouraged other companies to invest in partnerships with the government of South Sudan especially in sectors such as education, agriculture, real estate, and others to create employment opportunities for the youth.

 

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