Built in in early 1992, Svay Chek Hospital has been striving to meet the need of the local people in Svay Chek district, Banteay Meanchey province. The hospital needs maternity equipment and its delivery room was small and lack space for post-delivery. It provides approximately 18 to 30 deliveries per month, between 80 to 95 prenatal checkups.
In early 2018, Impact Cambodia provided maternity equipment, a 5-day refresher training on pre and post natal care, and building an extension for the delivery room. The equipment was sent to Svay Chek Hospital on January 3rd, 2018. Refresher Training on pre and post natal care was conducted at Svay Chek Hospital from 26th February to 02nd March, 2018, for 22 participant including women and children committees, head of operational district, head of hospital, midwives, and health center staffs. This training was conducted by four members of provincial, operation district, and the hospital health committees. The construction of delivery room extension started in January 4th, 2018. It is a day after the hospital received funds. It is expected to be done in end of March 2018. The size of this extension delivery room is 8m by 6m or 48 square metres.
“I am very happy that Impact Cambodia has donated maternity equipment for my hospital and funded the delivery room extension. People in this area, especially mothers and children, will receive health care service more properly with this high standard equipment. I will share some equipment with the outreach group that go to remote villages for providing health screening and prenatal checkup for the pregnant women once a month. This would be very useful for them.” – Dr. Mano, Head of Svay Chek Hospital
“The equipment will be very useful and helpful for my daily work. Impact Cambodia has delivered the equipment at the right time because our hospital has had only one delivery bed, and no delivery chair. Previously, after delivery, mothers had to stay on the mat at the other corner of the delivery room, when there were a few deliveries at the same time.”
– In Sam Art, Head of Maternity Service
It is hoped that the new delivery room and the maternity equipment will contribute in providing a more accessible and affordable health care service for the people in the area, and that mothers and babies in the surrounding area will benefit from a better pre and post natal care service.