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Sudan doctors suspend working at military hospitals


Three associations representing Sudanese doctors on Tuesday suspended working at hospitals run by the military as part of pressure for full civilian rule.

"Continuing work by doctors and medical staff at hospitals run by the military and police is a recognition of the practices of these putschist forces,” the three groups said in a joint statement.

The statement was signed by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, Sudan Doctors Union and the Sudanese Committee of Consultants and Specialists.

The three associations also said doctors will stage a three-day strike as of Tuesday.

There was no comment from the Sudanese authorities on the statement.

The escalation comes one day after seven demonstrators were killed by army fire during protests in the capital Khartoum.

Sudan has been in turmoil since Oct. 25, 2021 when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's transitional government and declared a state of emergency.

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