The Construction of Namutumba Health Centre III in Uganda have begun. The project which is worth Shs500m is part of the World bank’s plan to grow the Ugandan health sector.
The Namutumba Health Centre III will have a maternity ward, children, male and female wards and a toilet. The project has been greatly received by residents. There is also a sigh of relief among residents in Kagulu Sub-county as the project has been on halt for so long.
Safety Project Officer, Francis Kamugisha Said “The maternity ward, children, male and female wards will each have 50 beds and counselling will be included among the services offered at the Namutumba Health Centre III.”
The project will be of great benefit to the Kagulu Sub-county, as in the past the health care centers has witnessed more intake of patients. This intake has gradually increased to 4,000 per year for mothers. Meanwhile, according to Francis Kamugisha. The number will increase to 9,000 mothers this year.
SMART NEWS: @WorldBank is funding Kagulu Sub-county in Namutumba District to construct Health Centre III at a cost of Shs500m, which will consist of a maternity ward, children, male and female wards and a toilet. @MinofHealthUG @DianaAtwine @muyangalutaaya @JaneKasumba @NjunaY pic.twitter.com/tSquGiWMpn
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The approval for the resolution to construct the Namutumba Health Centre III was after; the Namutumba District Council findings showed that most mothers die on their way to the centre I. This is due to the distance from their homes to the centre I which is almost eight kilometres away.
Executive Director of VISVAR, Budget Mugabire Said; ” Our work is to hand over the project after six months and we are going to do the job to the best of our knowledge.”
VISVAR is a private company that is in charge of constructing the Namutumba Health Centre III. Also, Officials and elder statesmen have advised residents not to steal materials from the site as it will prolong the construction.
Namutumba Resident District Commissioner, Sempala Kigozi said ”The facility will not be commissioned if shoddy work is detected.”