300 Specialists Trained To Work In Women's Hospital

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Byarugaba notes that in order to ensure the safety of equipment that will be procured for the hospital, suppliers will be required to send in technicians who will monitor the equipment for at least three years.

A total of 300 maternal and neonatal specialists have received training to work in the specialised maternal and neonatal Hospital that is still under construction.

Dr. Byarugaba Baterana, the Executive Director, Mulago National Referral hospital, says the trained specialists include 50 gynecologists, 250 midwives and nurses.
 
 
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He adds that a team of technicians is also undergoing training in management of machines and technology that will be in the hospital.

Byarugaba notes that in order to ensure the safety of equipment that will be procured for the hospital, suppliers will be required to send in technicians who will monitor the equipment for at least three years.


The construction of a women's hospital is meant to de-congest Mulago hospital that delivers more than 300 babies per month. The hospital will focus on high risk antenatal, delivery, postnatal services, gynecological oncology, obstetric fistula and reproductive health technologies
 

According to the project consultants, construction will be completed on time as per the hospitals plan. The Shs85 billion specialized maternal and neonatal unit, which was launched in 2013, will have a 320-bed capacity, and is expected to be completed by next year.

 

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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).