Medical aid plea for South Sudan

By Martin Neville

Saturday, January 25, 2014

 

AN URGENT appeal has been issued by the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan for donations of basic life-saving surgical equipment.

More than 1,000 people have so far been killed in the unrest in the republic, which started last month. Many more have been seriously injured and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

Senior surgeon Dr Dario Kuron Lado has appealed to the St Mary’s Hospital Isle of Wight-Juba Teaching Hospital Link to co-ordinate donations of surgical equipment, such as oxygen masks, catheters, gauze and sterile gloves.

The Juba Link is also seeking donations to buy these items and is working with Wells Offshore, a subsidiary of Day Lewis Pharmacy Group, which exports to developing countries.

Donations can be sent to treasurer, Mr T. H. Walsh, Roud Cottage, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3LH. Cheques should be made payable to St Mary’s Hospital, IW-JTH Link. Donations can also be made through Justgiving — www.justgiving.com/stmaryshospital

For donations of equipment, contact Dr Eluzai Hakim at the department of adult medicine and rehabilitation at St Mary’s Hospital.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 14:32:22

*Of which you support

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 14:31:50

@Mike
You have asked a rhetorical question with a reply! You said "what has this got to do with us" then you later say "And before anybody has a go at me, I have a Monthly Banker's Standing Order donating to charities." What have the charities of what you support have to do with you - that is the same reason people give to any charity, think about it... I feel the response is to help or help others...

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by Mike Crowe

26th January 2014, at 17:02:43

Yes food for thought, and the thought I give, apart from the humanitarian link, is what has this got to do with us? There are conflicts and suffering world wide, are we supposed to help in all of them? If so, why?

And before anybody has a go at me, I have a Monthly Banker's Standing Order donating to charities.

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by Den Young

26th January 2014, at 07:49:18

food for thought Lee

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by David Blackford

25th January 2014, at 14:22:46

I agree with providing medical equipment. But where do all the guns and ammunition the rabble use come from? Treat the injured yes - but treat the problem too

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by Keven Ball

25th January 2014, at 12:06:45

I would ask people to try and give what they can to help this hospital. I wish them well and hope they can gain the funds needed!

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