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Residents Decry Appalling State of Maternity ward at Nambieso Health Center III

Martin Odongo, Alex Okello and Merry Awino, residents of Nambieso Sub County asked government to consider constructing a modern maternity ward at the facility.
A dilapidated maternity ward at Nambieso Health Center III with a liking roof

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Residents of Nambieso Sub County in Kwania district are concerned about the sorry state of Nambieso Health Center III.

The Shillings 85 million maternity ward at the health center that was built in 2001 with support from the World Bank is dilapidated.

Some of the residents interviewed by URN said the health center building leaks, which has prompted some of them to avoid the facility.

Martin Odongo, Alex Okello and Merry Awino, residents of Nambieso Sub County asked the government to consider constructing a modern maternity ward at the facility.

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The trio claims that expectant mothers, infants and male patients share a congested room in the maternity, which compromise the privacy of patients.

Resita Aceng, a registered Midwife attached to Nambieso Health III, says between 70 and 75 mothers visit the facility for antenatal services each month. 

She, however, says the mother deliver on the floor of the leaking maternity ward due to inadequate bedding.



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Humphrey Ogwang, the in-charge of Nambieso Health Center, says the facility has one ward and five beds, which are used for admission of all patients including expectant mothers.


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Dr. Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer, says they are aware of the condition of the maternity and are already liaising with the Ministry of Health to address the matter.


Albina Awor, the Kwania Chief Administrative Officer, says Nambieso Health Center receives Shillings 42 million annually from the central government, which can’t cater for all their needs. 

She says they considering renovating Aduku HC IV and advises residents to temporally utilize Owiny and Akali HCIIIs that have since been upgraded.

"Being the only Health Center IV in the district, we thought it wise to first renovate it because the maternity and drug stores were all dilapidated. After that, we shall move to lower health centers,” he said.    

He, however, said with the upgrade of Akali and Owiny HCIIIs, “am hopeful will reduce on numbers of patients going to Nambieso Health Center III.”    

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