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June 21, 2013 (TORIT) - Torit hospital in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state is facing severe food shortage to feed inpatients, the state’s health minister, Dr. Margaret Itto, has said.

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Hospital authorities have admitted that inpatients are discharging themselves in order to return home, due to the lack of food. Patients whose families are unable to pay for immediate attention are said to be the worst affected.

Itto confirmed the alarming food shortages over the last two months due to lack of operational funds caused by the national government’s failure to release funds on time.

The minister added that state finance ministry has informed that there was no money at hand to aid her ministry.

She called on non-governmental organisations operating in the field of health in the state to join hands in order to help rescue the situation, before it runs out of control.

Torit state hospital is the main government hospital in Eastern Equatoria serving all its eight counties. However, the hospital still lacks several medical items and staff to provide better health services to citizens.

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  • 22 June 2013 08:58, by Thon de Agok

    It’s a state Hospital NOT an NGO hospital. Luis Lobong should do something about this. The State should allocate budget for hospital staffs and in-patients’ life support. It’s a shame that this state(EE) pays its gubernatorial and ministerial positions higher than any other states in South Sudan yet their famishing patients run away from saviors(doctors).

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  • 22 June 2013 09:27, by marie

    This is not news. This is the situations of hospitals all over the country. It seems our people do not know the priority of the government. Eight years is enough to learn how to run a country but it seems our people pay too much attention to alcoholic drinking.

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  • 22 June 2013 19:28, by Ito

    This is a mistake of the state government. Always ministry of health should have more money than other ministries because health is important than anything else. I have been in Torit, there is no Tarmac road and one wonders where are all taxes money and so on. I thought it was put on hospital advancement, but now is proven wrong.

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  • 22 June 2013 21:27, by Juma El-Saidi.

    Hi EES especially Torit, let me tell all of u guys that we quite know of the corruption that is going through the government officials. Let’s mind about the development so far esp the health status of the p’ple.
    So shameful if we see the poor people are leaving the hospital coz of food shortage.

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  • 24 June 2013 00:13, by Kevin

    This is the reason why more foreign aid needs to flow to this hospital. Particularly for those that are being treated for serious conditions in hospitals, adequate nourishment is essential for the healing process to occur.

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  • 16 December 2013 13:43, by negruvoda

    This is awful! Somebody must do a campaign to raise money or food for this hospital, the Government should help too. I saw good conditions at Surgery Millsboro Delaware Clinic and I really wish that every hospital to have these kind of services, conditions and resources.

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