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Chinese doctors offer free medical treatment to over 2000 South Sudanese

Dec 16, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The eight batch of Chinese doctors offered free treatment to more than 2000 people living along the Juba-Terekeka-Yirol-Rumbek road.

A health worker checks temperature of a member of Chinese medical team at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, on Aug. 19, 2020. A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in South Sudan on Wednesday to strengthen the east African nation's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
A health worker checks temperature of a member of Chinese medical team at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, on Aug. 19, 2020. A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in South Sudan on Wednesday to strengthen the east African nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, praised the doctors for their unwavering dedication to help poor communities in the country.

This eighth batch of Chinese medical team sent from Anhui province over the years has been very active in conducting medical treatment for the local people in South Sudan. They are always thinking about people who live far away and people who have very little access to medical services,” Hua told journalists during the medical outreach at Nyuwa health center in Jebel Lado located on the outskirts of the capital, Juba.

The executive director of Ladu Payam in Central Equatoria state, Charles Andrea Jada, thanked the Chinese medical team for supporting the poor people with treatment.

The medical services came as a result of the recently signed agreement between the Chinese government in Juba and South Sudan’s ministry of health that will see Beijing continue to send medical teams from Anhui Province to the youngest nation starting 2021 to 2026.

The Chinese medical team has also been training South Sudanese doctors since they arrived in the country in August, in addition to sharing knowledge on COVID-19 and other diseases at the main referral hospital Juba Teaching Hospital.

The medical team consists of experts in laboratory technology, infection, insensitive care, public health, and nursing. It has also donated medical equipment to the Juba Teaching Hospital to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The medical outreach has collaborated together with SDHS in efforts to support local communities residing along the road.

SDHS is in charge of constructing the Juba-Terekeka-Yirol-Rumbek road connecting about seven states including Central Equatoria, Lakes, Unity, Western Bahr El Ghazal, Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states.

The road will also link the contested Abyei Administrative Area with neighboring Sudan.

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