Goma, 06 April, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have had to transform their medical center “into an emergency hospital”, reaching out to thousands of victims of the ongoing violence in the Eastern part of the country.
A Monday, April 3 report indicates that SDB members “continue with their work” at Don Bosco Ngangi in the Catholic Diocese of Goma amid ongoing violent clashes between the Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) and the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu Province.
“While the province of North Kivu in the DRC is still facing ongoing clashes that have been displacing thousands of people, Salesian missionaries continue with their work,” SDB officials say in the report published by MissionNewswire, the official news service of Salesian Missions, which is the U.S.-based development arm of SDB.
They add, “The medical center has been transformed into an emergency hospital for thousands who have been displaced. The medical team includes a doctor, a laboratory technician, a physiotherapist, a clinical psychologist, two hygienists, and five nurses.”
The medical practitioners provide “both preventive and medical care for those who have been injured and have emergencies,” SDB officials further say.