A Fistula Treatment Center which was put in place at a total expenditure of around 22 million Nakfa and a new cafeteria within the School of Associate Nurses has been inaugurated in Mendefera city.
Mendefera, 20 April 2013 – A Fistula Treatment Center which was put in place at a total expenditure of around 22 million Nakfa and a new cafeteria within the School of Associate Nurses has been inaugurated in Mendefera city.
The Center which comprises 6 rooms accommodating 30 patient beds and the cafeteria that is adequate for 300 students are encompassed within a 2-storey building.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in which Ms. Fana Tesfamariam, Managing Director of the Southern region, and other government officials were present, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nur-Hussein, said that instance of child and mother mortality is on the decline in line with the consistent government endeavors to this end. She further disclosed that stepped-up efforts are being exerted as regards expanding infrastructural facilities of health institutions.
Moreover, the Minister indicated that Eritrea is among the exemplary countries for the accomplishments it has registered regarding mother and child care, and that the putting in place of the center attests to such virtue.
Dr. Berhe Hibtizgi, Director of the Regional Referral Hospital in the Southern region, pointed out that the center was launched through the collaboration between the Ministry and stakeholders. It has a conducive environment for post-surgery recovery, besides the fact that it includes a training section for patients.
Reports indicate that regular surgery service has been rendered for fistula victims on periodic basis since the year 2006, giving rise to a total of 900 beneficiaries.