Women who were assisted by Mbare-based Mbuya Gwena to deliver their babies have said that securing birth certificates for their newly born babies is likely to be a challenge as they are compelled to ask the traditional midwife to accompany them to the Registrar General’s office.
This is happening when scores of pregnant women are thronging Mbuya Gwena’s place to deliver their babies as public health institutions are turning them away as health caregivers are on industrial action which started on the 3rd of September this year. One of Mbuya Gwena’s clients, Mrs Appronia Jela of Hatfield said”
Imagine if we had given birth in a health facility, we could have just gotten the birth records before we are even discharged. Now this situation will force us to come back again requesting Mbuya Gwena to accompany us to the RG’s office, which is cumbersome.
Mrs Maud Siyakurima of Epworth expressed pessimism over getting birth certificates saying that Mbuya Gwena is always busy.
More: The Herald