Khartoum has been the executive capital of of Sudan since 1956. The city was founded by the Egyptians and derived its name from an Arabic word that means ‘elephant’s trunk’, referring to the narrow strip of land at the convergence of the Blue and White Niles. This huge city is located at an elevation of 390 meters and has a hot and arid climate. Khartoum is actually comprised of three distinct cities – Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum North. This metropolitan area is the economic center of Sudan. With 3 universities, it is also country’s major educational center.The city has limited health care resources and the hospitals that are able to offer medical service at international standards are few. Most of the hospitals ask for a deposit before admitting patients. This is an overview of some of the leading hospitals in Khartoum.
FEDAIL hospital is a leading health care facility in Sudan and is located in Khartoum at Alhwadith Street, P.O. Box: 311. This private hospital was founded in 1992 has 100 beds, 43 specialized clinics as well as some of the best doctors in the nation. The hospital is situated in a spacious building with 10 floors and has stand-by automatic generators, 4 lifts and facilities for filtered water. In addition, it has a central sterilization unit, its own laundry and a modern kitchen. The hospital has many achievements such as being the first hospital in Sudan to conduct a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy, a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and a video capsule endoscopy. It is also the first center to introduce many advanced endoscopy techniques. The surgery wing has five fully equipped theater rooms and several units in surgery, such as general surgery, orthopedics, laparoscopic, vascular and pediatric surgery. The maternity department has the latest facilities and modern delivery suite and baby intensive care unit.The blood bank unit at this hospital utilizes devices from Grifols (Spain) and operates in accordance with international standards. Tel: +249-183-766661
Soba University Hospital in Khartoum is another major hospital in Sudan. The hospital is affiliated with the Ministry of Health and the oldest school of medicine in the country. SUH has been providing excellent and cost effective health care since 1975. SUH provides quality clinical, diagnostic and surgical services in all fundamental disciplines by staffing eminent physicians and surgeons. Its unit of Internal medicine features 101 beds and has facilities for peritoneal dialysis. This hospital has an obstetrics and geynecology unit, a department of pediatrics, and a surgery division – which includes services in cosmetic surgery. SUH has modern emergency department, ICUs, pharmacy, a physiotherapy division and an approved blood bank unit. All kinds of tests in hematology, parasitology, bacteriology and biochemistry are performed in the well-equipped laboratories. Telephone: 83383591
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