Revamped Maternity Ward at Windhoek Central Hospital unveiled

WINDHOEK: The revamped Maternity Ward at the Windhoek Central Hospital was unveiled yesterday.

The Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi said in a speech read on his behalf by his special advisor, Dr Naftali Hamata that the maternity ward is more than a place where mothers come to give life.

Facilities at the maternity hospital include childbirth theatres, antenatal care unit, neonatal intensive care unit (ICU), and a premature unit.

The ward also provides services like HIV counselling and testing, as well as family planning and health education to mothers and fathers.

Since the reopening of the Maternity Ward in July 2012, 9 792 mothers have given birth at the facility.

The First National Bank Foundation assisted the health ministry with new bedding to the tune of N.dollars 600 000.