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State hospital gets fuel, finally

Author : | Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Juba Teaching Hospital has received fuel to supply the facility with power after a one-month outage.

Earlier, officials there said they were not able to buy fuel due to the rise in prices, from 6 to 22 pounds per liter.

The increase in fuel prices followed the introduction of new exchange rate policy.

The Undersecretary in the National Ministry of Health, Dr. Makur Koryom, says the hospital has received enough fuel to keep it running for a month.

“We’ve just received 4,600 liters which is equivalent to about 23 drums that will be enough for running the generator in the hospital for the next three days,” Dr Koryom.

“This is the first consignment of over 200 drums of diesel supplied by the ministry of finance. They will take us for the next 33 days.”

The Director-General of the Juba Teaching Hospital, Dr. John Chol, told the media all operations of the facility have resumed.

The fuel was supplied by the state oil firm, Nilepet.

The development comes after Eye Radio reported that lack of electricity at the hospital had paralyzed sections of the facility.

Officials at the hospital had said they would start rejecting dead bodies at the mortuary due to lack of electricity.

But now, the director-general has ordered the cleaning of the mortuary to start receiving corpses.

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