Health centers in Pakanyi sub county have been hit by lack of mama kits, delivery beds and key family planning services.
This was revealed during an interface meeting on gender and budget tracking and women leadership organized by forum for women in democracy (FOWODE) aimed at sensitizing and equipping women with skills related on sexual reproductive rights and leaderships held at Pakanyi sub county on Monday.
Kyomuhendo Moureen the project coordinator FOWODE says the project is being implemented in the districts of Masindi and Busia Dubbed data driven advocacy with the use data to analyses issues affecting women’s reproductive rights and leadership.
She adds that in Masindi the project is being implemented in Pakanyi and Masindi municipality where women have formed up groups to monitor service delivery in health centers on issues related to sexual reproductive health.
While presenting a data report which was carried out in the four health facilities of Pakanyi sub county shows that all the health facilities did not have enough Mama kits and delivery beds during the 3rth and 4th quarters of 2019/2020 financial
Mboneko Annette the community facilitator from FOWODE says the report shows kitanyata health center iii did not receive any mama kit , in the 3rth and 4th quarters of 2019/20, Kyatri health center iii received only 50 Mama kits while Alimugonza and Kilanyi health centers did not receive any mama kit.
The report Further indicates that there is inadequate delivery beds in all the four health facilities where by each health facility has single delivery bed and all lack delivery beds for people with disabilities(PWDs).
Kimuli Yoster a mother of three who is a resident of Kitanyata village in Pakanyi sub county decried of few health workers at Kitanyata health center adding that even the few how are there are hash to them when it comes to seeking for medication
Nambi Susan Says most of the facilities lack long term family planning services which she says it’s a very big challenge to the community.
The in charge Kitanyata health center III Geoffrey Achidri admitted the gaps at the facility which he attributes to low funding.
He adds that though the sub county considers the facility as level 3 , he stresses that the facility still receives founding of health center 2s and asks the leaders to intervene to electrify the matter.
Nsubuga Zam the vice chairperson Pakanyi sub county asked the health workers to always treat well Patients in order to entice them come to the facilities.