Ten people hospitalised over diarrhea outbreak in Budbud village of Mudug region

Boys washing their hands with soap as they take part in a hand washing campaign  as part of the response to the current diarrhea outbreak.

By: Ahmed Mohamed 

At least 10 people mostly underage children have been admitted at Budbud dispensary in Somalia’s central region Mudug after outbreak of diarrhea and the number is increasing day after day according to locals.

Mohamed Ali in Budbud village told Goobjoog News that the number of the affected people is mostly under age children increasing day after day owing to lack of medicine at the hospital.

“The number may increase; several children had been taken to hospital and there is no sufficient medicine in the hospital,” said Ali.

He said the essential services of the hospital was crippled and the hospital is on the verge of closure if does not receive medical supplies immediately.

He called federal government of Somalia and humanitarian aid agencies to deliver medical supplies to the hospitals in the region.

Budbud dispensary is a Community based clinic, which has been built to tackle the health problems and give an adequate healthcare service to the community living in the village as well as the surrounding areas.

Author’s Email: safaraa20@gmail.com

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