WhatsApp Massenger helping Masaka doctors battle maternal passings. Of this, the maternity and obstetrics department staff members at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital are relying on a Whats App group for effective and fast communication while monitoring patients.
Dr Gonzaga Ssenyondo, the department head, says the decision to start the OBGYN DRs AND MIDWIVES Whats App group was motivated by the death of a patient he says could have been saved had it not been for an unfortunate communication breakdown.
Dr Ssenyondo says more individuals implies there is less demanding correspondence between the offices. “For instance when you get a mother needing blood transfusion, one effortlessly makes an impression on determine the blood gather required and the reaction is prompt,” Dr Ssenyondo says.
He noticed that the gathering is additionally useful in an occasion where there is a mother implied for caesarian conveyance and the venue should be set up in time.
Beatrice Asibazuyo Monday, the unit in-control, says the gathering encourages them to take a gander at the crises, and routine reports with respect to the general circumstance in maternity.
“It is less demanding to inform the senior specialists concerning a patient in crisis and brief them on the condition of the patient so that as they make a beeline for the office they recognize what to do,” Asibazuyo says.
Every day around five to six reports are taken and posted on the gathering by the birthing assistant on obligation to permit individuals think about, respond and share sees on the most ideal approach to treat a patient.
Beatrice Asibazuyo Monday, the unit in-control, says the gathering causes them to take a gander at the crises, and routine reports with respect to the general circumstance in maternity.
“It is simpler to inform the senior specialists concerning a patient in crisis and brief them on the condition of the patient so that as they go to the office they realize what to do,” Asibazuyo says.
Once a day around five to six reports are taken and posted on the gathering by the maternity specialist on obligation to permit individuals contemplate, respond and share sees on the most ideal approach to treat a patient.
For the classification and security of the patients, Dr Nathan Onyachi stresses that whatever is shared on the gathering should go for sparing an existence and ought not be shared outside the gathering.
Dr Ssenyondo noticed that dissimilar to different gatherings that are overwhelmed with unessential substance, as the gathering executive, he limits presents on just those that are applicable to maternity wellbeing.
“We chose to have an alternate notice for this gathering and the minute you hear it, you expect a crisis or an undertaking to perform quickly,” he says.
Dr Ssenyondo says that for support, amass individuals remunerate whoever posts the most profitable, significant and accommodating data with information packs.
The modular has since been repeated to bring down wellbeing focus IV’s, for example, Rakai and Kalisizo, who typically draw in them while alluding a crisis case.
“They take a photograph of a patient’s referral frame and send it by means of WhatsApp with the end goal that it is seen before the patient arrives. This encourages the group to set up the theater, blood and some other necessities previously the patient arrives,” notes Asibazuyo.
She says this empowers them to offer earnest consideration which spares a mother who has deferred to go to the restorative focus.
Monday says since its beginning, the gathering has seen a huge lessening in the clinic’s maternal death rate. Records from the clinic show that just a single demise has been enrolled in three months, contrasted with 15 cases already recorded in four months.
In spite of the fact that this move is endeavoring to lessen maternal mortality at the office, Edward Kabuye, the doctor’s facility chairman, noticed that regardless they have existing fundamental factors, for example, the proceeding with postponement of moms to look for restorative consideration.
He includes that conventional birth specialists likewise deferral to settle on the choice to allude troublesome cases to wellbeing places for legitimate administration which has prompted numerous passings. He, in any case, encourages moms to dependably keep their antenatal arrangements and in the event of any intricacies, visit the clinic quickly.
In spite of the fact that the 2017 Annual Health Sector Performance Report demonstrates a noteworthy decrease in maternal and newborn child death rates, with the maternal death rate diminishing from 438 passings for each 100,000 live births to 336 passings for every 100,000 live births, there are still a considerable measure of difficulties confronting the part.
There is a pressing requirement for the administration to enlist talented staff particularly medicinal officers and birthing assistants to run Health Center IVs and IIIs. Government ought to likewise plan to revamp and prepare doctor’s facilities and Health Center IVs, particularly those expecting to enhance access to maternal wellbeing administrations.