Maban Refugee hospital overwhelmed with patient influx

Dec 05, 2018, 07:52 AM

Months after receiving the prestigious Nansen Award from UNHCR, Dr. Evan Atar Adaha is back on the frontlines of service at the UN Refugee hospital in Maban, Bunj state. 

The UNHCR-ran hospital is facing an overwhelming influx of patients, stretching the staff and medical supplies at the referral center. 

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, the only resident surgeon at the facility attributes the high numbers to the return of displaced communities with the hope for peace, since the signing of the revitalized peace, adding that many people who were trapped in opposition-controlled areas are now able to access treatment.

In September Dr. Atar was the recipient of the Nansen recognition for his "profound humanity and selfless service” at the over-crowded and under-equipped hospital that serves more than one-hundred and forty-four thousand (144,000) Sudanese refugees mainly from Sudan’s Blue Nile State.

UNHCR Public Relation Officer Eugene Biang said despite the constraints, the refugee agency will continue to provide life-saving medical services and protection to people in need.

Dr. Atar spoke to Sebit William.