Floods have caused a severe shortage of life-saving medications in Pigi county, Jonglei State.
Pigi County in Jonglei is experiencing a serious scarcity of life-saving medicines as a result of the floods, which have resulted in an increase in malaria and pneumonia cases.
Ajur Chol, the interim county health director, explained in a report seen by NCMP that since the crisis began, the county has never received government supplies.
According to the interim director, drug supplies have been exhausted in the Khorfulus and Canal PHCCs (Primary Health Care Centers). Every day, there is a large inflow of patients, sometimes 70 malaria patients, 40 pneumonia cases, and 40 diarrheal cases, but there are no medicines to treat them.
The health official urged the government and humanitarian health organizations in the nation to provide the country with medicines so that all patients could be treated.
He solicited in the report for the government and partners to provide Pigi county with a PHCC medication kit, though he explained that they Previously had a PHCU kit that lacked injectable drugs.
Pigi County Commissioner Nyok Malual Mayik, for his part, condemned the terrible health condition and asked for immediate assistance.
Pigi County has been ravaged by floods since July, displacing hundreds of people and putting others in perilous humanitarian situations.