Mbarara regional referral hospital yesterday opened the new fistula and gynaecology ward which in a function that was held at the hospital after noon.
The fully furnished 300 million facility was sponsored by doctors for humanity an American NGO in partnership with the ministry of health.
According to Dr Musa kayondo the head of obstetrics and gynecology department mbarara hospital the new ward will provide more space to the department to handle more patients because formerly they could handle only twelve patients due to lack of space, but with new ward the department will be able to handle 40 patients.
Dr Kayondo further notes that Mbarara hospital operates around 200 fistula patients and nationally fistula is 2% meaning every 100 women giving birth 2 are likely to get fistula.
Fistula is a condition that affects women of low social economic status who cannot access a health facility to deliver under skilled attendance and therefore end up having prolonged and obstructed which leaves them with a hole between the vagina and the rectum.