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SUDAN: Blue Nile hospital struggles to treat shrapnel wounds | IRIN Africa

KURMUK, 12 October 2011 (IRIN) – Kurmuk hospital in Sudan’s southern crisis-hit Blue Nile State is struggling to cope with an influx of war wounded, according to hospital doctor Evan Atar.

So far he has treated 626 people for shrapnel injuries since clashes began last month between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) opposition political party-turned-rebel group.

A man on the operating table cries out in pain, but Atar says the hospital has no more anaesthetics to give him.

For more on this story, visit: IRIN Africa | SUDAN: Blue Nile hospital struggles to treat shrapnel wounds | Sudan | Conflict | Early Warning | Health & Nutrition.

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