|Dr. Richard Okello at a health facility |
assessment meeting of EmONC at Ogur HC IV
By Senfuka Samuel
Despite recruitment of medical officers none of the only two health centre IVs in Lira district, northern Uganda conducts cesarean sections, uterine rupture repairs and blood transfusion services to save lives of women who face obstetric complications. "We feel demotivated because we are redundant. The theater is well equipped but we cannot do our work because it needs urgent renovations to avoid any infection contraction during operations. My colleague is contemplating of leaving" Dr. Richard Okello, Senior Medical Officer Ogur HC IV, Erute North.
In response to Dr. Richard's frustration, the Ogur Sub county Chief Ms Toli Eunice said that: "This health facility assessment of emergency obstetric and newborn care services by White Ribbon Alliance has been an eye opener to us because we have not been taking emergency care services as a key priority. When we got a doctor we only thought of renovating his house but now we are also going to prioritize the theater in 2014/15 financial year"
|Community members, health-workers and leaders conducting a health facility assessment of the |
facility at Aromo health centre
|Surgical bed @Ogur HC IV|
|Theater building @Ogur HC IV which |
requires urgent renovation
|Inside the theater @Ogur HC IV|