Uganda’s health sector is facing many challenges including inadequate patients’ care leading to slow recovery, rapid disease spread and stress among families among other consequences.
To help solve the above challenge, Asphire Life International, a healthcare firm has introduced bedside nursing care services aimed at reaching out to over 5,000 homes providing compassionate and healthcare solutions which are tailored to the specific challenges of individuals, families, Communities and Organizations.
While speaking to the Brand Publicist, Asphire International, Rodney Sserwanja, during drug administration excise in Kampala, he said that in Uganda, the nurse to patient is sort of the required World Health Organization (WHO) standard of 1:1000.
He added one nurse attends to a high number of patients leading to unsatisfactory results, patient frustration among others.
Sserwanja adds that because of the need for medical care becoming more apparent, practical and necessary alternatives for the sick are needed, saying that Asphire has come to bridge that gap with personalized care while the patient remains in the comfort and security of their homes.
“According to World Health Organization data (2013), Uganda had a nurse/patient ratio of 1:11,000 as opposed to the required standard of 1:1000 (WHO). One nurse attending to such a high number of patients often leads to unsatisfactory results, frustration for the patient, family. Therefore, the need for home medical care has become more apparent, practical and a necessary alternative when caring for your sick loved one. That’s what we are introducing to the health care system in Uganda,” Sserwanja said.
He further says that because patients have different levels of care they require to meet their specific healing needs, there is need to intensify monitoring, personal care and extensive care.
“Nursing care must meet the required monitoring especially blood pressure, temperature, pulse, sugar level, drug administration, physical support, monitoring for no-communicable diseases, and postnatal services among others,” he said.
By Drake Nyamugabwa