Dr. Dumisani Kamwana, Bokamoso Private Hospital’s Pediatrics and Child Health Specialist, on Friday had the honour to open the hospital’s Women and Children’s Center.
The centre has four consultation rooms for gynecological, well-woman, antenatal and postnatal care consultations.
It also has of two consultation rooms for pediatric care, manned by health care staff, registered nurses and midwives.
The hospital invited the first mother to give birth at Bokamoso Private Hospital, Ms Nkhwa, to officially launch the center.
She gave birth to Bokamoso Nkhwa, a baby boy who was named after the hospital.
Nkhwa said that she was impressed by the services she received during her labour and delivery at the hospital, adding that the hospital atmosphere made her felt at home.
She encouraged expectant mothers to make use of the facility for the best for their children and themselves.
Kamwana said children’s diseases have to be investigated in a special way much different from that of adults.
He said that positive growth and the development of the child are necessary for every newly-born baby.
“Social development of the baby with the interaction of family members molds the child from the early stages of growth,” said Kamwana. He said that services like pediatric out-patient care, gynecological consultations and immunizations are their areas of specialization.
“Children develop common illnesses due to infections as they go through development process and different doses are used differently,” said Kamwana.
He advised mothers to contact health care professionals when their children are ill and when they are not sure of what ails them.
The hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gogontle Moleele, said that through the observations, there was need for the children’s facility to be located in the city centre.
“This was a way of responding to the demand of our patients,” said Moleele. She said that they found it necessary to allow the excellence of care closer to the people, particularly mothers and children in early development stages. “Regular visits to a health care provider ensure your baby is growing and developing into a healthy child,” said Moleele.
The Bokamoso Hospital was opened at the beginning of 2010 and is located just after Mogoditshane Village.