By : Ayat Yousif Abutawela
Many citizens expressed their concern over the current medical treatment situations due to the lack of private hospitals as well as public government hospitals, a matter that result to a deterioration of health conditions and considerable increase in the death toll.
In an interview conducted by Khartoum Today Newspaper on Monday 10/5/2020 at the Aldosougi Specialized Hospital in Omdurman, Dr. Anaheed Yousif said that the public government hospitals that receive cases by sorting out (triage)method are Al Naw Hospital, Omdurman Teaching Hospital in Omdurman, Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Ibrahim Malik in Khartoum and Al Fath Hospital in Bahri. Those hospitals classify patients according to priority, either as a hot or cold cases. However, hospitals now do not cover the patients’ need.
As for the private hospitals that could receive and treat emergency cases other than Corona, they were closed by an official decision to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for other patients who visit hospital usually hide the history of their contact or symptoms of the disease.Dr. Anaheed Yousif Abutawilla who is a Consultants of Internal Medicine, Assistant professor Ahfad University For Women
noted that some people believe that a mistake in announcing infection with the Coronavirus is a stigma, and this is what causes them to conceal the truth about their illness. Therefore, his concealment for history disease would be dangerous for their relative and medical staff.
In her opinion in this case the patient must be honest, frank, and transparent.She disclosed that increased awareness through the various media outlets should be intensified to show that the virus can be cured and prevented. Also, specialized hospitals should work out a plan for sorting out system and clear protocols to receive other emergency cases such as diabetes, and other chronic diseases other than COVID-19, to avoid complications, and to reduce the mortality rates.
This the last status on Thursday 7/5/2020
Emergency Omdurman Teaching Hospital
The Emergency Department received 15 suspected cases, 10 cases were classified as high suspicion, and five of them died. The rest is being dealt with according to the established protocol.
It is worth noting that hiding the history of the patients might lead to the escalation of spread of the virus.