Kazetjindire Angelika Muharukua Maternity Waiting Home launched in Opuwo

20 Feb 2018 20:20pm
OPUWO, 20 FEB, (NAMPA) – A new maternity waiting home named after the late governor of Kunene region Kazetjindire Angelika Muharukua was officially opened in Opuwo on Tuesday.
The waiting home will cater for pregnant women living in remote areas and who cannot access health centers.
Officiating at the event, Kunene Regional Governor, Marius Sheya expressed concern that during his regional visit to all six constituencies, he received many bad feedback about the attitude of health professionals towards patients.
He thus warned those entrusted to serve the mothers at the new facility to avoid bad attitude towards the patients and equally called on the patients to show good behaviour towards the health professional.
“I am very humbled by the gesture of naming the maternity home after my predecessor, mama Angelika Muharukua. It is indeed touching,” said Sheya.
On his part, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Bernard Haufiku, stated that the Ministry’s lack of services is a big challenge emanating from the budget cuts in government.
He said most of the government’s projects in the country are incomplete, listing Epupa and Sesfontein health facilities as examples.
Haufiku also urged the health professionals to change their attitude towards the patients and try to develop a passion for the profession and solving problems.
He expressed gratitude and commended partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Union (EU), local councillors and other stakeholders for their continuous support towards the health sector in Namibia.