Since the beginning of this year, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity has adimitted 10 children diagnosed with burns. Most of these burns were very severe.
Burns are expensive to treat depending on the burns surface area of the body. Some of the patients we receive are referrals from other Hospitals and clinics which fail to manage such conditions especially if the child is severely burnt.
Although these patients take a long time to heal, Whisper has managed to save all of them. This project has helped the community in a way that we receive patients who come from very poor families and cannot afford any money for treatment. They are sometimes rejected by other Hospitals who charge for everytime dressing of the wound is done therefore they come to our Hospital hoping for a change in the services and to save the child's life. We treat them for free upto the time when they are fully healed.
We are able to manage such charitable services because of the donations we get from our generous donors. such projects have saved our patients's lives and are so appreciated by the caretakers.
May 16, 2019
Whisper has transfused 524 patients.
By LUBWAMA RONALD - PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity transfused blood to 524 anemic patients in the last three months. Our Hospital is well known to be equiped with enough blood for every anemic patient who comes in for treatment and transfusion. Through this we always have to make sure that we find enough blood even when it is that period where by blood is very scarce in all Hospitals.
Sometimes the Whisper team has to travel 71km up to Nakasero blood bank in Kampala to acquire enough blood for the dying anemic patients left in Jinja. The severe anemia is mostly caused by severe malaria and sickle cell disease within our patients basing on the Hospital research done last year.
In the past four years, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated 42 malnourished children. Most of these children are brought in by their grandmothers and teenage mothers. These children lack enough food to eat because of the poverty in their families.
Most of our patients are abandoned to their grandmothers who are too old to work inorder to earn a meal to take them through the day. They are left to starve and become so wasted. There are several severely malnourished children who die immediately after arrival to the Hospital whereas others die even before reaching the Hospital. This is because of lack of transport costs to bring the child to the Hospital.
We have the outreach team who travel to different villages with hope of rescuing the malnourished children. The major causes of malnutrition in the Eastern region are, child negligence, abandonment and poor feeding. The children are put on nutritional rehabilitation for a period of around 3 weeks depending on the type of malnutrition.