Husbands urged to bring wives for antenatal services

Thursday, February 22, 2024

By Brian Atuhura
The Member of Parliament for Bujenje County Hon.Kenneth Kiiza Nyendwhoya,has urged husbands not to only stop at impregnating thier wives but to also escort them to seek antenental care services as a measure to curb deaths caused by mothers who deliver from homes.
According to him,the poor performance of the district health services is partially caused by poor turn up of mothers for antenatal and immunisation services in health facilities.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest today, during the official launch and handover of an Ambulance vehicle registration no.UG-8145 M to Bwijanga HC IV in a function held at this health centre.
Speaking at the same event,the District Chairperson Cosmas Byaruhanga, rallied everyone to embrace the new changes in Health Centres saying that this is aimed at improving all the key health indicators to enable Masindi perform well in health services delivery.
The Principal Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (PACAO),Musa Kyamiza who represented the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO),at the function,challenged health workers to offer quality health services.
He however, appreciated government for providing an Ambulance to Bujenje County, something he said health workers should use to add value to health services.
The Director Hoima Regional referral hospital,Dr.Ibrahim Bwaga called for a soft approach and combined efforts to fast truck the improvement of health service delivery in the region.
Meanwhile,the Acting District Health Officer (Ag.DHO)Dr.Felix Twinomugisha Rwehururu asked the political wing to support the health workers through advocating for increased health budgets to offer improved health services.
While reading the Bujenje Health Sub-District performance report,the Biostatistician Geoffrey Bagonza, stated the top five causes of morbidity which were;Cough with 5,410 recorded cases representing 29%, Malaria cases were 4,829 representing 26%, Acute Diarrhea cases were 1,279 representing 7% while Gastro-Intestinal cases were 1,072 representing 6% and Intestinal Worms cases were 982 representing 5%.
He said,the top five causes of mortality were ; Acute Diarrhea with 11 cases,2 deaths representing 18%, Pneumonia cases were 9 with 1 deaths representing 11% and Malaria cases were 70 with 4 deaths representing 6%.

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