September 18, 2008

Sudan: Juba Hospital Treats 500 Patients Since Signing of North- South Peace

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 17 September

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 - The Juba Teaching Hospital has been treating so far over 500 patients who suffered various gunshots and landmine injures in southern Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Dr Dario Kuron Lado, Director General at the Juba Teaching Hospital confirmed to Miraya FM that the hospital is still receiving a high number of patients suffering from gunshot or landmine injuries.

He said that the main reason for the high injury rate is attributed to the possession of guns by citizens in southern Sudan.

Dr Dario Kuron Lado urged the Government of Southern Sudan to exert more efforts in disarming both the civilians and ex-army personnel in order to ensure a safer society.

Originally published by Miraya FM website, Juba, in English 17 Sep 08.

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