Arua, 3rd July 2018. Many women in Bidi Bidi refugee camps are at a high risk due to health problems during delivery because of lack of proper care by medical officials.
Secretary of Women’s Affairs in village 11, Anyiri Irene, thinks pregnant women are likely to face the risk because the available clinics lack requirements for suitable delivery.
She says pregnant women losing babies during deliveries have been on the rise in health centers because the times nurses give to women for delivery are incorrect.
Irene feels the midwives are not professional and have not gone through any training on maternity health.
However, a Senior Clinical Medical Officer in charge of staff at Iyete Clinic in Village One, Bevier Jude, says his clinic is facing shortage in terms of staff, equipments and medications.
He says the whole clinic is having two midwifes taking care of a big number of pregnant women, which is a major challenge.
Jude urges international organization and other good Samaritans to support medical facilities in terms of equipments, medications and recruitment of professional staff.
He also calls on pregnant women to ensure that they visit the hospital frequently to acquire advice and medications for safe child delivery.
The Senior Clinical Medical Officer was speaking to CRN in Bidi Bidi camp in Uganda.