News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Aweil state hospital receives generator to power mortuary

By Hou Akot Hou

Aweil state hospital has received a big generator through the state’s Ministry of Health, offered by the state Governor Tong Aken Ngor.

Acting Director General of the Ministry of Health, Peter Dut Thiep, confirmed receipt of the generator, saying it will boost hospital operations, particularly the mortuary section.

He said delivery of the generator was long overdue as the hospital lacks power at the mortuary to preserve corpses while awaiting transportation for burial.

Dut expressed relief, saying that their quest for electricity in the mortuary has now been answered.

“It has been for ages that the hospital has been handling the cases of corpses without electricity,” he said. “For people who pass on and their relatives are far away, they are being kept without refrigerators as electricity has been lacking. Now it is a great countenance from the governor.”

Dut said that the mortuary has been built but has not been fully operational due to a lack of electricity.

With the generator now in place, he said it is going to be operational soon.

“The next will be the installation of the electricity. As the Ministry of Health, we are going to collaborate and cooperate with the hospital administration to ensure that it is functional as far as the need is urgent.” He stated.

Aweil state hospital oversees a lot of patients who converge on it from all corners of the state, including neighbouring Warrap, where proper health services are also needed.



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