Three Women Give Birth in Bulucheke IDP Camp

1328 Views Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda
Three women have delivered in the Bulucheke Internally Displaced People's camp in Bududa. They are part of eighty registered expectant mothers who were displaced by mudslides from Nametsi village. One of the three mothers Beatrice Namakongoli delivered a baby girl from a banana plantation where she had gone for a short call. She was assisted to deliver by other women from the camp. The bouncing baby girl who was produced early this week was named Janet Museveni by Musa Ecweru the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness during his visit to the camp. The other two mothers were attended to by the medical personnel provided by the Indian community in Uganda who are providing health services to the landslide victims. The other seventy seven expectant mothers are accessing antenatal services from a clinic setup by the ministry of health in the camp. However the biggest problem facing the expectant mothers in the camps is congestion. But the biggest problem that the expectant mothers in the camp are facing is over congestion in the tents. Isaac Matanda, the Bulucheke Camp Commandant says that the expectant mothers stay in tents housing up to fifty people. // Cue in: "The problem with..." Cue out "...forty in some tents" Kevin Nabutuwa, the Red Cross Camp Leader says that they have started setting up special tents for the expectant mothers. She says that in the new arrangements only children less than two years of age will be allowed to share tents with their families.


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