‘No beds syndrome’ hits Wa Hospital as mothers lie on floor with newborn babies


Some Pregnant women and newborn mothers receiving care at the maternity ward of the Wa Municipal Hospital have expressed their disappointment over the lack of beds for some of them who visit the facility daily for healthcare.

Some of the affected victims who were spotted by Starr News expressed with deep sorrow that they were admitted over three days ago and have since been sleeping on the floor with their newborn babies.

They appealed to authorities of the facility to improve the situation of the maternity ward as it poses a health threat to mothers and their newborn babies.

Responding to the situation of lack of beds at the maternity ward of the Wa Municipal hospital, the Administrator of the facility Sampson Abu admitted that the current situation of lack of beds at the maternity unit has been existing occasionally due to the increasing and decreasing numbers of pregnant women at the facility.

The administrator of the Wa Municipal hospital, however, stated that since the establishment of the facility in 1919 it has not seen major facelift which has compounded the situation at the maternity ward due to human development in the municipality.

He recommended to the government to build an ultra-modern maternity ward for the Wa Municipal hospital with recovery and lying-in unit to help reverse the difficulties pregnant women and newborn mothers go through at the facility, especially during the rainy season.



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