Rwamagana mothers lament tiny maternity space

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 6 August 2016 saa 02:58
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Midwives at Muyumbu health center of Muyumbu sector of Rwamagana district, Eastern Province share with mothers worries of inadequate space for maternity antenatal and post-natal services.

The maternity, three meters in width has two small beds accommodating only two mothers which both parties say results into poor service delivery.

“Both the waiting room and maternity are too small. Each has the capacity of accommodating one pregnant woman but more than two women are simultaneously assisted in such rooms,” said Mujawamariya Thaciane, a mother who got assisted at the health center when giving birth.

Umwanankabandi Louise, another mother, attests that giving birth at Muyumbu health center only come in as a last option.

“No person with adequate means can give birth at the health center since it is too small,”she said.

Musabyemariya Neza Liliane, a nurse at Muyumbu health center said that available room doesn’t match the number of patients received at the center.

“This region received many migrants which increased the number of people seeking health services here. The facility was not modified,” she said.

The nurse in charge of maternity services, Nyirabagenzi Domina said the building should be expanded to enhance good service delivery as overpopulation in the small room can result into infections.

The mayor of Rwamagana district, Mbonyumuvunyi Radjab has told IGIHE that he was not aware of the issue.

“I didn’t know the matter. To who did nurses report the issue? May be they may have reported the case to other district officials not me,” he said.

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The maternity space is tiny