February 27, 2024

Oyam women hesitant to seek antenatal services

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By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug) 

Oyam is registering a decline in the number of women seeking antenatal services in government health facilities.

Dr Caroline Agaro the assistant District Health Officer of Oyam told a meeting held at Rainbow Hotel, Oyam Town Council to discuss health matters that the number of women seeking antenatal services in the district had reduced to 62% compared to the 76.6% national birth rate.

She encouraged pregnant women to seek antenatal services to curb maternal and neonatal deaths as well as other postnatal health complications.

Bless Ajok Otim the female LCV councilor of Iceme Sub County and Iceme town council who is a member of Oyam district health committee attributes low uptake of antenatal services among pregnant women on drunkenness among their husbands, domestic violence among others.

Peter Olet the administrator of Timagi Community Medical Center,Ogwangapur on his side linked the decreasing uptake of antenatal services among pregnant women on; poverty and poor road networks.