(MEDIA ILLUSTRATION: A mother holding her baby. IMAGE CREDIT/WHO)
If you are a mother and wondering which facility will give you the best mother-to-child healthcare services, then you should not worry.
LifeCare Hospital Bungoma has a package of entire services ranging from gynacology services to neonatal ICU.
The hospital, located just 700 meters from Bungoma town is fully equipped to handle all antenatal, perinatal and postnatal cases and handles dozens of deliveries on a weekly basis.
For antenatal (before delivery), Lifecare Hospital has a specialized personnel that makes follow-ups to ensure that pregnant mothers attend clinics at least five times before delivery. This, the facility management explains, is to keep in touch with the mothers and be able to establish and handle any challenges before it’s too late.
The routine check on mothers is to be able to establish the progress of the mother and enable us establish any challenge for us to provide proper medication before the mother gives birth as to Lifecare Hospital, life is very important.
Routine check on mothers helps the doctors to monitor the blood pressure, sugar level as well as the general weight of the mothers.
During the perinatal period or delivery period, the hospital is fully equipped with dozens of beds for mothers, ICU sections, a fully-equipped and operational theatre and specialized obstetrician & gynecologist to ensure that mothers deliver in safe hands.
In case of any danger, the hospital has both Adult and Neonatal ICUs to ensure the process is keenly monitored and facilitated to ensure proper delivery.
Even in the postnatal or after-birth period, the gynecologists provide full-time surveillance to all the mothers as the pediatrician monitors newborns and provide proper guidance in nursing the beautiful new lives. Obstetric Specialists are also on standby for complications that may arise during deliveries.
All those stages have appropriate tests on mothers and babies ranging from ultra-sound, blood pressure to sugar level so that proper medication can be administered, something that other facilities are not keen on.
In January this year, the hospital became the first facility in the region to conduct the first successful pediatric surgery on the one-month-old baby in the region called pyloroplasty. During that month, Prof. Tenge, a pediatric surgeon, performed two complex pediatric surgeries at the facility.
One was on on a one-month old infant who had pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis is the narrowing of gastrointestinal tract. Such children usually have a problem retaining feeds.
Prof. Tenge was able to perform a pyloromyotomy, which means he was able to open up the gastrointestinal tract of the baby and the surgery was successful and is recovering well.
The facility is also equipped with a modern modular theatre for Caesarian operations.
Get Complete Mother-Child Healthcare Services at LifeCare Hospital Bungoma