Extreme shortage of medical equipment and confrontation between doctors and law enforcement agencies is wrecking, not only Sudan’s fragile health system is affecting the battle against the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, the Central Committee of the Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) has warned that 13 hospitals in the country were about to shut down in absence of equipment that also includes protection gear.

Admitting shortage of equipment, Sudan’s Health Minister Akram Ali Altoum said that the country urgently needs at least $120 million for procuring protection gears in addition to other medical equipment.

He further warned that

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