BUBANZA November 9th (ABP) – The lack of electricity and drinking water at the Buvyuko health center, in Bubanza commune and province (north-western Burundi), is not without negative consequences for healthcare workers and patients, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Mrs. Evelyne Irakoze, owner of the said health center, that a check by ABP contacted, indicates that during the night, the nursing staff use torches during emergencies, which presents risks for patients. She says that a few months ago, a staff member at that health facility was bitten by a snake while he and others were intervening in the birth of a woman during the night. That is when, she says, that health center receives at least 30 cases of childbirth per month.
As for the lack of drinking water, this care structure had to hire a day laborer who supplies it with drinking water, at least six cans of 20 liters each, per day, which has an impact on the income of the health center. Another constraint is the difficulty in referring a patient to different hospitals because of the bridges over the Kajeke river leading to it which have been destroyed, specifies the holder of the said health center, Mrs. Irakoze. The latter asks the various partners in the health sector to come to the aid of that health center which has a significant field of action. Note that even the health centers of Zina in Bubanza commune and Buhurika in Musigati commune operate without electricity.