Sussex MCH Post in a Terrible Condition
Sussex Government Hospital which is operating under Maternal Child Health (MCH) delivery at the Goderich community is in a terrible condition especially poor electricity supply, lack of fence and poor structure.
According to reports reaching this medium, the Sussex Government Hospital was in serious constraints for electricity supply, lack of fence and proper roofing to stop leakages during rain fall which they said have seriously affecting the smooth operation of the facility.
Speaking to a Free Health Care beneficiary, Madam Mariama Kamara in a sad mood said the Sussex hospital has dropped in standards adding that it can now be compare to other community health clinics in Freetown.
She said the hospital has not been operating with full electricity supply and that even the fence of the hospital is yet to be constructed to give modern security to the department so that nurses and patients will feel safe when executing their duties.
“It is crystal clear that the hospital does not even have EDSA meter which supposed to supply electricity for the clinic and it was not provided by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to fast track the work of the clinic with effectiveness and this has caused workers to face with series of challenges in executing their duties especially during the night shift and mentioned that the solar system which was provided by an NGO is not enough to supply the required electricity needed in the hospital”, lactating mother confirmed.
She discussed that the drug freezer facility which was given by MOHS for the purpose of cooling some essential drugs is unable to operate due to insufficient energy supply in the whole treatment center.
Madam Mariama also lamented on the leakage of the hospital during raining season which usually disturbs the work of the center with lot of other medicines get damage due to constant dampness with abnormal temperature to sustain the drugs and that many patients have complaint about this ugly situation to the management of the clinic but up to date there has been no proper arrangement over the issue by concerned authorities.
She said pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under-fives frequently abandoned the hospital for lack of access to FHC delivery treatment which resulted to several illnesses in the surrounding.
Therefore, Madam Kamara commended the nurse in charge of the center, Antony Margret for her brilliant work to save the lives of pregnant women, under-fives children and lactating mothers adding that they as patients want to call on the attention of the appropriate authorities, like the new Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha T Wurrie to please rescue the ugly situation of the Sussex Government Hospital.
By Alhassan Bangura
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