Dozens of expectant mothers at Limbe Health Centre maternity wing [in Blantyre] may suffer varied waterborne diseases as a result of erratic supply of water, nurse-in-charge Naomi Bowa has disclosed.
Bowa made the remarks when members of the Ladders to Heaven Church visited the clinic on Wednesday.
She said failure by Blantyre Water Board (BWB) to supply water is frustrating efforts by clinicians to provide quality sanitation and hygiene services to expectant mothers and other patients.
Bowa indicated that the situation is very pathetic such that guardians are being forced to bring water from homes for mothers in the maternity wing to bathe and drink.
Said Bowa: “Sanitation and hygiene services have been greatly compromised since we started experiencing water problems.”
While commending the Ladders to Heaven Church for the donation it made to the maternity wing, Bowa asked BWB to set aside a special bowser, which could be supplying water to the facility on daily basis to avert waterborne diseases at the facility.
“Otherwise, the toiletries we’re receiving today won’t change anything. How will our mothers bath without water?” she asked.