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Hospitals in Galgadud region hit by acute drug shortages

Shortage of drugs in most of hospitals in South-Central Somalia has crippled the essential services the health centers use to offer to the residents.

Istarlin hospital in Gurieel district of Galgadud region is one of the hospitals hit by the severe shortage of drugs in the region.

The director of Istarlin Omar Tarabi says the hospital is on the verge of closure due drugs shortage and increasing number of patients that reach the center everyday adding that many inpatients who came from far areas

The director sent appeal to the aid agencies to deliver emergency support meant to save the lives of the residents.

Istarlin hospital in Guri Eel, Galgaduud region use to get medical assistance, financial and technical support from MSF, the support stopped after MSF withdrew from Somalia before one year.

MSF first started working in Istarlin in 2006, with the aim of providing free quality healthcare in all departments of the hospital. The organization has also invested in the training of medical staff in the region.