Health authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal say they have deployed seven health workers at Wedwil Primary Health Care Center to handle disease cases.
This comes after the arrival of over eight thousand seven hundred refugees to a new camp established in Wedwil, Aweil West County.
The Refugees were at Kiir Kang Beek, Mayom Angok and Kiir Adem of Aweil North County before they were relocated to the new center last week by authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.
The deployment of additional health workers to Wedwil Primary Health Care Center was made after reports of diarrhea and malaria cases among the refugees, according to the health ministry.
Peter Dut Thiep, acting director general at the state Ministry of Health, said these health workers are those under government payroll.
“Imagine these people have been sick on and off since they arrived here. The team will be providing the refugees with the treatment need there,” Dut stated.
He says the total number of health workers at Wedwil Primary Health Care Center is now 15.
Dut said there are enough drugs at Wedwil Primary Health Care Center for treating anyone feeling unwell at the new camp.
He said the host community to share resources with refugees as brothers and sisters despite the challenges.
The oficial added that organizations operating in Aweil East County such as IRC and ACF will establish more mobile clinics at Rumaker, Majook Yiith Thou and other places where Returnees are staying.
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