A rehabilitation hospital for children with disabilities, worth $7m (about sh11.9b), is to be constructed at Kisubi in Wakiso district.
The head of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda, Aloysius Bakidde, on Friday said the hospital will have six theatres, 60 wards, an out -patient block, an orthopedic workshop and a rehabilitation unit.
The project is funded by the Christian Blind Mission, a German-based charity.
During the ground-breaking ceremony of the hospital, Bakidde said the hospital would provide orthopaedic and plastic recontructive surgery and rehabilitate children with physical impairment.
â€œAlthough disability requires a lot of patience, we are working towards reducing the effects of impairment by providing surgery and rehabilitation.â€
Bakidde described the German ambassador, Reinhard Buchholz, as a true friend of people with disabilities.
Buchholz said they were committed to helping disabled vulnerable people. Earlier, pupils of Green Hill Academy contributed sh1.7m towards the fundraising drive of the Katalemwa Cheshire Home. The executive director of the home, Connie Tinka, commended them for the support.
Health state minister for general duties Richard Nduhura attended.
Children with disabilities to get hospital