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Over 400 women have received free medical services and treatment

By Juliet Kasirye

Added 13th March 2020 12:00 AM

Speaking to New vision, Dr. Enock Kisegerwa, the acting Department Director at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital (MSWNH) said, in an effort to give back to the community, they are offering free specialized consultations.

Over 400 women have received free medical services and treatment

Patients handing over their registration forms to access free medical services during the celebration of World women’s day at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital on 8th March 2020. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

Speaking to New vision, Dr. Enock Kisegerwa, the acting Department Director at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital (MSWNH) said, in an effort to give back to the community, they are offering free specialized consultations.

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In a move to celebrate World Women's Day, over 400 women have received free medical consultations, health education information and treatment from Mulago Hospital.

Speaking to New vision, Dr. Enock Kisegerwa, the acting Department Director at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital (MSWNH) said, in an effort to give back to the community, they are offering free specialized consultations.

"To provide better services, we have put together a team of experts to tackle issues of genital tract cancer, urinary complications in women including genital prolapse and fistula, infertility and reproduce medicine, pregnancy and childbirth and Neonatal care," explained Kisegerwa.

  cross section of some of the mothers waiting to see specialists during the omens day medical camp at ulago pecialized women and eonatal hospital on 8th arch 2020 hoto by uliet asirye A cross section of some of the mothers waiting to see specialists during the Women's day medical camp at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital on 8th March 2020. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

 

Other services offered during the two-day camp include, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening and general body checkup.

According to Kisegerwa, some of the key pressing challenges women face during pregnancy include, complications that come with pregnancies, serious complications in high blood pressure in pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, which affects the tubes of the women, urinary Tract Infections, sexually transmitted diseases among others.

To monitor and identify the risks on time, Kisegerwa advised; "if you are pregnant, come early and start antenatal services before three months so that you get monitored before the physiological state of your body changes because of pregnancy."

 r velyn abunya left the director ulago pecialized women and eonatal hospital interacts with women who had come to receive free medical services and treatment during the omens day medical camp at ulago pecialized women and eonatal hospital on 8th arch 2020 hoto by uliet asirye Dr. Evelyn Nabunya (left), the director Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital interacts with women who had come to receive free medical services and treatment during the Women's day medical camp at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital on 8th March 2020. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

 

Evelyn Nabunya , the director of the hospital said, since many people still do not know about their services, the camp was organized to awareness such that people know the type of services offered at reasonable cost at the Women hospital.

Nabunya stated; "To offer a variety of services, women who have attended the camp are having free consultations with specialists in different areas like cancer screening, laboratory tests like testing for HIV, ultra sound, fertility and managing depending on what the problem may be."

Since some women fear to be checked, Nabunya said, to prevent common illness, women have to ensure that regular medical checkups become part of their lives.

According to Dr. Susan Atuhairwe, the team leader, on Saturday, they were able to see over 170 women. Of which, 93 tested for HIV, and about 180 screened for blood sugars.

r velyn abunya second right the director ulago pecialized women and eonatal hospital cuts a cake with patients and doctors during the omens day medical camp to celebrate orld omens day at ulago pecialized women and eonatal hospital on 8th arch 2020 hoto by uliet asiryeDr. Evelyn Nabunya (second right), the director Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital cuts a cake with patients and doctors during the Women's day medical camp to celebrate World Women's day at Mulago Specialized women and Neonatal hospital on 8th March 2020. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

 

For women who got the opportunity to interact with specialists, Atuhairwe said, "most women came in with different issues like pain in the lower abdomen, some have abnormal vaginal discharges and others basicallyconsult about infertilities."

During the camp, most mothers were taught about family planning methods, advised to deliver in a health facility and also attend antenatal services.

Dorothy Kirabo, a mother of four children appreciated the hospital for reaching out to vulnerable mothers on women's day.

"Since services are free, I have checked my blood sugar, did the cervical and breast cancer screening and tested for HIV/AIDS. Though I had a persistent Urinary Tract Infection, I am glad the gynecologist has prescribed the right medication I should take."

 

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