Reports gathered from pregnant women in quarantined homes have it that they are missing the normal Ante Natal Care a woman gets during pregnancy.
This, however, buttressed the same experience of other pregnant women who currently visit Government Hospitals in the country, as most of the health workers are still not confident of rendering required care to patients, especially pregnant women for fear of contracting the Ebola virus.
This anomaly was brought to light during a Task Force meeting on endemic disease control unit in Kalia village, where village stakeholders raised the issue to the Task Force of the District.
It was said that “Pregnant women in quarantined homes are not getting the required Ante- Natal Care attention” a task Force member stated. The main reason for this was that health workers were not only deserting hospitals in the cities but also those in the villages. “There is no staff at the hospitals. Equally so, there is no staff in the village.”
However, the team asserted that indeed “we are not prepared to send any health worker that is not trained. Ebola is technical and require technically trained people to handle it” they maintained.
By Jenkins Bawoh
Friday September 12, 2014