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Gov’t to install solar in maternal ward

By Morris Dogga

A plan isunderwayto install a solar system in maternal ward at Juba Teaching Hospital to resolve the issue of power outage, the Director General for reproductive health in the Ministry of Health has said.

Dr. Alexander Dimitisaid the ministry of health is aware of the situation of the maternal ward in the hospital.

“Our midwives and nurses work in a condition where they use the phones lights to perform their duty especially at night. In order to make sure that the women of South Sudan do not die while during birth,” Dimiti said.

He made the statement during a handover ceremony forthe new office building for South Sudan Nurses and MidwiferyAssociation (SSNAMA).

He said the best option will be the installation of solar systems to improve theworking conditions for nurses and midwives.

Dr. Dimiti added that the ministry of health is also looking forward to providing security to the health centers so that the midwives can do their work without fear.

Meanwhile, the deputy representative of the UN Population Fund, Ochan Wilfred pledged their willingness tocontinue supporting the health sector through the nurses and the midwives to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.


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