Bor hospital launches registration for fistula operation
The Bor State Hospital launched a statewide registration for fistula operations to be conducted in Juba.
Mawut Peter Awan, the Nurses and Midwives Association Public Relations Officer in Bor, said they did not have a specific number of women they targeted in the exercise.
He said already 11 women with cases of fistula have so far registered for the operation.
The operation is scheduled for October 4 to 23 in Juba.
“The registration is open for those with fistula cases and it is free of charge. Everything will be facilitated by the Samaritan faith organization. The organization wants to help mothers with fistula cases,” Mawut said.
He said the organization would provide accommodation and transport to and from Juba for the registered patients.
Mawut urged the husbands and relatives of the women living with fistula cases to fight the stigma by encouraging them to come for registration.
According to a health official, when the mother develops a fistula during delivery, it makes it hard for her to control faeces and urine properly, which dismays the victim.
A fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway that connects two organs or vessels that do not usually connect. It can be between the vagina and the rectum, and other places.
The most common cause of fistulas is childbirth and obstructed labour that is left unrelieved.