11 Dec 2018

 

China Donates Medical Supplies To Juba Teaching Hospital

The Chinese government on Saturday donated medicines and medical equipment worth 500,000 U.S. dollars to the Juba Teaching Hospital.

China Donates Medical Supplies To Juba Teaching Hospital
Cabinet Affairs Minister, Martin Elia Lomoro receives a sample of the donations from the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, He Xiangdong [Photo by Jale Richard]

By Jale Richard

JUBA, 21 January 2018 [Gurtong]-The items included 350 types of drugs, a cancer screening machine and consumable items.

The medical supplies   were contributed by   the central government of China, Anhui Province and Hefei Municipal government.

Isaac Cleto, Director of Juba Teaching Hospital said the donation would reduce the problem of shortage of drugs in the health facility.

He added that with the arrival of the cancer screening machine, the hospital will soon partner with Chinese health specialists to establish the country’s first cervical cancer screening center.

While receiving the items on behalf of the government, Cabinet Affairs Minister, Martin Elia Lomoro thanked China for standing with the people of South Sudan since they gained independence in 2011.

“China has contributed tirelessly to the people of South Sudan,” Lomoro said.  “I thank the contribution because it touches the lives of ordinary South Sudanese.”
 
He urged the Chinese government not to lose hope in South Sudan because of the war.

“Continue with your services and infrastructure development in the country because one day peace will return to South Sudan,” he added.

Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, He Xiangdong said the donation is part of China’s commitment to improving South Sudan’s health sector.

“This is a useful assistance which will help our friends in South Sudan with basic medical care. It is a gift from our hearts to our brothers and sisters in South Sudan,” he said.

China has become a leading provider of material and diplomatic support to the world’s newest nation since its independence from Sudan in 2011.

Early this month, the Chinese government handed over 24 containers of medical supplies worth over 10 million U.S. dollars to support the Boma Health Initiative that seeks to improve health care in rural communities.

                            
 

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