By Reuben Olita
Busia Deputy Governor, Moses Mulomi has revealed that the Department of Health and Sanitation will dispatch six additional nurses to Port Victoria Sub County Hospital to operationalize the modern maternity and new born wing.
H.E Mulomi said the personnel will raise the number of staff at the maternity to 11, making it easier for expectant mothers delivering at the facility to get better healthcare services.
“What is important is to have staff that will ensure the maternity is operational to serve the intended purpose,” he stressed, while speaking at the Port Victoria Hospital.
The DG who was accompanied by the Chief Officer Public Health, Jonathan Ino and the Director Medical Services, Dr Janerose Ambuchi disclosed that despite criticism the hospital is providing X-ray and Ultra Sound services to locals.
“We encourage residents to take advantage of the available services being provided by our personnel who are qualified,” he said, adding that the provision of the services has made it possible for the hospital to retain its revenue.
Ino said: “We will be able to give Bunyala residents a Christmas gift of operationalizing the maternity wing which will also be of great benefit to Samia Sub County, the neighboring County Siaya and Uganda.”
The maternity has a bed capacity of 30, with maternity wards, delivery rooms, theatre and new born unit.