Residents of Nambieso Sub County in Kwania
district are concerned about the sorry state of Nambieso Health Center III.
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
Martin Odongo, Alex Okello and Merry Awino, residents of Nambieso
Sub County asked the government to consider constructing a modern maternity ward at
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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
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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
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.”