Medicine is about Saving Lives: The Case of Mawuna Medical Complex in Juba

Posted: March 29, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Health, Junub Sudan, Pal Chol Nyan

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan


Diktoor Dau Riak, Palotaka

March 29, 2018 (SSB) — Thank you brother Michael Koma for your kind compliments. We appreciate your acknowledgment of the services we offer to our needy people especially the sick for which we have been trained. The Administration is grateful to the Dawn newspaper for advertising how we render the medical services.

We didn’t just choose to treat people out kindness. It is our noble profession with rules governing us in how we carry out our medical duties.

Medical ethics and Hippocratic Oath provide that practicing medicine is first and foremost about saving lives. The money comes second. Sick people deserve to be treated without fear or favour. That is what the Hai Mawuna Medical team is trying to do. The Administration of Mawuna Medical Complex understands and knows the current imposed economic hardships the people face.

That is why the Board of Directors resolved in its regular session to charge the patients in a reasonable manner. It is not because we don’t need. Nobody does not need money but good money in the sense that money taken for adequate services given. We pity the situation of the hungry South Sudanese impoverished at gunpoint.

The priority of all the Medical facilities is to provide specialized services to the sick. Mawuna is one of them. Ours is a multi-disciplinary facility with assorted medical services. It has specialists of various disciplines and General practitioners supported by the fully equipped laboratory.

We are trying our best with our colleagues in other private Medical Centers to improve the health services with the minimal tools present.

 South Sudan has many health services providers. It is tools that are not present. We treat all the sick equal including those who caused this situation. Our services are open for all at any time daily. We have committed nurses who care for the patients.

We would also welcome opinions which may be critical of where we may be wrong or in our dealing with the patients of various categories.

The author, Pal Chol Nyan, is a Graduate from the College of Radiological Medical Sciences from Sudan University of Sciences and Technology. He also holds a Diploma in Teaching Methodology and a Diploma in General Medical Sciences. He was a red army soldier, a former Primary school teacher, currently serving as a General Medical Practitioner in Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. He is a columnist with local newspapers in Juba/South Sudan and contributes in many websites about social, security and economic. You can reach him via his email:

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