The Nairobi based Polish Embassy has embarked on the construction of a fully-fledged maternity ward at Nyabyeya Health Center II in Budongo Sub County in Masindi district.
The embassy has contracted Bernard Alinaitwe Construction Company limited to undertake the Shillings 180million project.
Rev. Father Peter Wasswa, the Country Director of the polish Development Organization in Uganda says the construction of the maternity ward by the polish embassy is in appreciation for the good reception the people of Nyabyeya and Masindi in particular offered to the polish refugees when they settled in the area.
Father Wasswa says that the maternity ward will comprise of an Anesthetic, Delivery, treatment, staff cloakroom, Nurses Bay and shower rooms among others.
He says that the facility will help maternal mortality rates since most expectant mothers in the area stay far away from Masindi General hospital.
Father Wasswa has appealed to residents to jealously guard and protect the structures put in place by the embassy since they are meant to benefit them.
A nurse at Nyabyeya health center II who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity explains that the facility receives between 100 to 150 expectant mothers monthly despite the fact that they are ill-equipped.
Sanny Alinaitwe, a resident of Nyabyeya says that the construction of the facility is a big relief to residents who have been tracking a distance of about 35km to Masindi General Hospital for specialized medical attention.