Ending Maternal, Child Mortality, Stanbic Bank Donates to Kagadi Hospital Equipment worth Shs10 Million
According to Dr. Gregory Kaijamurubi, Kagadi district general Hospital delivers between 300-600 mothers every month despite the few delivery materials at the hospital.
Gregory Kaijamurubi, the Kagadi Hospital Medical Superintendent said Kagadi district has a single Hospital with other Health Centre 4 and that this congests the facility due to demand for specialized medical care especially mothers giving life.
Gregory said as a hospital, they get a lot of challenges while handling the huge numbers of mothers giving birth and that as a result some mothers end up losing the battle.
Dr. Gregory was addressing medical staff, District officials during the handover of maternity delivery equipment worth shs10 million donated by Stanbic Bank Uganda on Wednesday.
Eric Musana, the Buyaga East Legislator, said Kagadi hospital’s scope is over 5 districts in Bunyoro Sub Region and that this cripples efficient service delivery to the people.
Musana says the hospital serves many people yet it receives few medical supplies and that the hospital lacks an ambulance for urgent and critical referrals.
Mabel Nsemere, the Regional Manager Stanbic Bank in charge of Bunyoro, Tooro and Mubende said as Stanbic Bank marks 160 years of service in Uganda, they have prioritized in saving mothers giving life and also ending child mortality in Uganda and thus investing in Maternal and child safety equipment.
Nsemere delivered Maternity delivery equipment including 2 patient trolley beds, 100 mama kits, 5 blood pressure machines, 1 delivery bed, mosquito nets among others
Yosia Ndibwami, the Kagadi district chairman said it is a shared responsibility for every leader to mitigate the child and maternal mortality in Kagadi and Uganda.
Ndibwami tasked district and hospital leaderships to unite and have better health services at the hospital.
Paul Bahizi, the Kagadi district Health surveillance officer said mothers have continued to deliver in the hands of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) and that some have lost lives in the process.
Bahizi tasked the district management board to expedite the causes and also do enough sensitization to ensure that mothers are safe before, during and after giving a life.
Expecting mothers who spoke to Nettl Media shortly after the event said this will help them deliver safely and asked other expecting mothers to utilize the hospital as services continue to stabilize.
Kagadi Hospital loses at least 7 mothers during delivery every year as a result of shortage of delivery equipment, understaffing and other related circumstances.