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Publish Date: May 12, 2008
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Kabale lacks doctors
KABALE-Kabale Hospital is understaffed, the acting medical superintendent, Dr. Michael Oside, has said. The hospital lacks specialists especially in the children’s ward, medical doctors and nurses. The hospital has two of the 12 required doctors yet it is expected to serve as a referral and district hospital and also as a health centre IV. Oside said some staff members abandon the hospital because of low payment and lack of accommodation. The remaining skeleton staff is being over-worked. The hospital has 200 beds but runs an in-patient department of over 300 patients. It has an average of 200 outpatients daily.

Kiruhura gets a road grader
KIRUHURA-The district has acquired a grader to maintain its feeder roads and open up new ones. The district chief administrative officer, William Kanyesigye, said the second-hand grader, supplied by KL Motors, cost sh260m. The money was raised from local revenue. The district has been sharing a grader with Mbarara. The permanent secretary in the local government ministry, Tom Matte, warned the locals against misusing the grader. The district chairperson, Philip Kamugungunu, asked the ministry to give them authority to decide how they use the funds from the Government.

Youth urged to change society
KABALE-The Kigezi Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. George Katwesigye, has challenged youth leaders to use biblical principles to transform society. The Bishop’s message was contained in a speech read by the deputy sub-dean of the diocese, Rev. Obed Turihohabwe, at the opening of the 8th Annual Youth and Student Leaders Conference at St. Peter’s Cathedral Rugarama on Saturday.

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