Sudan’s military council closes hospitals amid protests
10 June 2019| 06 Shawaal 1440| Anadolu Agency
Sudanese authorities have closed most public and private hospitals in capital Khartoum amid an ongoing civil disobedience movement, a doctors associations said Sunday.
At least 11 hospitals have been closed, the Central Committee of the Sudanese Doctors said in a statement.
Sudanese protesters began a nationwide civil disobedience campaign on Sunday as part of pressures on the ruling military council to hand over power to a civilian government.
The Transitional Military Council (TMC) deployed similar measures earlier this week to prevent medical treatment to protesters who were injured following a military crackdown which left 118 people dead.
Sudan has remained in turmoil since April 11, when the military establishment deposed long-serving President Omar al-Bashir after months of popular protests against his 30-year rule.
Following the move, the military council is now overseeing a two-year “transitional period” during which it has pledged to hold free presidential elections.
Demonstrators, however, have remained on the streets to demand that the military council hand over power — at the earliest possible date — to a civilian authority.