WOW, what an amazing couple of months, we have done so well and fundraised a bit over $10,000 for the maternity department.
We have been very busy preparing the maternity floor, getting engeneering advice on all the necessary steps and requirements that approve the major theatre and safe child deliveries.
We got some great artists, who painted beautifl flowers on the walls to express the love and attention to details that we will be giving to each mother or a woman who will want to receive our services.
We have purchased loads of medical equipment, most especially the beutiful high quiality pink delivery bed that can be doubled as a gyneacological surgical bed, baby warmer that is very necessary for a newborn, to keep him warm, whilst all necessary vitals are checked. The delivery room also has a resustitation bed, that is absolutely amazing, it has provision to give the baby a life-saving first aid right away. Two oxygen concetrators are placed in the delivery room, one for the mother and one for the baby in case they need it.
We also imported a really good LED phototherapy machine that treats neonatal hepatitis.
The LED machine is placed above the infant's bed (which we also have and they are so cute and beautifiul), and lights its healing light (in 5 different colours). This type of machine is the only one in Jinja, and we are very happy that Whisper can continue providing its best to the very precious children in Uganda, who are often completely forgoten.
We are still fundriasing more funds to complete the maternity department. We are almost there, but any big or small financial support is highly appreciated and taken the best care of.
Thank you again and please spread the word!
Whisper's Hospital Report for February and MarchWhisper's Magical Children's Hospital has been very successful in the months of February and March. We have managed to treat 896 patients in February whereas 837 patients were treated in March.
We have spent 21,425100 Uganda shillings (£4,085) on drugs, laboratory supplies and consumables in February and 19,870,300 Uganda shillings (£3,789) spent on the same items in March.
The total number of burns patients received in February is less compared to total number of patients received in March. We received only 1 burns patient in February whereas 4 patients were admitted in March. We have had 5 malnourished patients in February and 6 in March. The nutritional deficiencies in the Eastern region of Uganda are brought about by poor feeding which is a result of poverty in the rural parts of Eastern Uganda.We transfused blood to 132 patients in February which is more compared to the 77 patients transfused in March. This also indicates that the number of Anemic patients is high especially in the Eastern region of Uganda. This could be caused by Malaria and sickle cell disease.
The outreach team is also doing a wonderful job of reaching out to the suffering children in different communities. Besides the harsh weather and the unfavorable conditions in the field, the outreach team was able to rescue 3 children in February who were in really bad conditions and 4 in March.They were brought to the hospital for checkup and treatment.
We thank everyone who is supporting Whisper as an organisation.