Single maternity unit in Boteti East a concern

Sethomo Leatisitswe
Sethomo Leatisitswe

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Boteti East Sethomo Leatisitswe has expressed great concern over the lack of maternity wings in health facilities in his constituency.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Leatisitswe said that there is only one health facility that has a maternity unit in Boteti East constituency posing grave danger to the lives of both expectant mothers and their unborn babies. 

“There is one maternity ward in one of the health facilities at Boteti East covering the whole constituency. Don’t you find it important to open one in one of the villages to avoid expectant mothers having to travel long distances to access appropriate medical attention? We don’t want to lose more children due to lack of (sufficient) facilities,” he said. 

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