Panyagoor PHCC operating without medications for almost a month
Health authorities at the Panyagoor Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) in Jonglei State’s Twic East County have complained about a significant scarcity of life-saving medications because of an increase in malaria infections.
“The last time we got meds was in August.” Because of the flooding, the institution has been operating without medications for almost a month. “Every day, we get hundreds of cases of malaria and pneumonia, with malaria accounting for 80% of the illnesses, particularly among youngsters,” Dr. Chol Leek, the county’s health director, explained in a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP.
The official asked for an immediate health intervention to prevent the grave position that the villagers were already in due to the floods.
Amer Dau, a resident, claimed she only used herbs after being diagnosed with malaria since the institution was devoid of pharmaceuticals. She urged the government to provide medications to the health centre.
Twic East County executive director Deng Gak Atem, for his part, lamented the county’s catastrophic health status, blaming it on the floods that have kept Panyagoor Airstrip unavailable since October 7.
The county commissioner, on the other hand, said that they are working with health partners to resolve the matter.