X-Ray Assists Police Investigation

Beaten Woman
Beaten Woman

Memorial Christian Hospital (MCH) has the only x-ray machine in the greater Bor region, which has proven to be useful in a number of ways. A woman was recently referred from Bor Community Hospital to have x-rays done of her head, shoulder and arm. The woman first sought medical care after being beaten until unconscious, reportedly by her son-in-law. Domestic violence is not uncommon in South Sudan, and police want to make sure that people inflicting this type of injury are brought to justice. It was for this reason that the police asked MCH to conduct x-rays and determine the extent of her injuries. These images, along with her medical report, became part of the investigation and court case to follow.

Helping end domestic violence by bringing perpetrators to justice is part of being a good citizen. Partners in Compassionate Care joins with South Sudanese citizens to care for the oppressed and stand against injustice.