Close to 300 patients have already accessed free health services at The New Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital (MSWNH) since its opening 10 days ago.
Enock Kusasira, the Public Relations Officer of Mulago Hospital, says that the dire need for these specialised services coupled with the fact that services are free of charge in a new hospital justifies the huge turn up. "By 9th October, we will have received close to a thousand patients," Kusasira added in a conversation with our reporter today.
Two mothers have expressed mixed feelings about the proposed costs of accessing medical care at the newly refurbished Mulago Specialised Maternal and Neonatal Hospital.
While one woman expresses concern saying the new costs are prohibitive for low income earners, another one is excited she will return to the government facility.
The national referral hospital reopened on September 17th after renovations which cost of 96 billion Shillings.