THE Old Kampala Hospital now has about two-and-a-half acres of land, for the expansion. This follows the shifting of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Offices from Old Kampala to Gaddafi Mosque.
Gaddafi Mosque was officially opened last month prompting the shift of the headquarters of the UMSC.
Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, the public relations officer of UMSC, said the facilities that were being used by the council will be put under the hospital management to enable its expansion.â€
Mutumba said the expansion project is funded by the UMSC, and the hospital. He said UMSC is looking for funds for the implementation of the modernisation.
The hospitalâ€™s medical superintendent, Dr. Kassim Kaliisa, said the hospital has not been fully operational. It has been operating more or less like a clinic. â€œBut now we are expanding from 15 to over 200 beds.â€
Kaliisa said the hospital will have a mortuary in place, a fully functional diagnostic unit, Radiology unit, a theatre, dental unit, childrenâ€™s ward, private wing and maternity ward.
The hospital, under the management of UMSC, was started by the late former president of Uganda Idi Amin Dada after the expulsion of the Asians, but with the return of Asians, it was shifted, after the premises it occupied were reposed â€“â€“ to premises smaller than those it occupied at Makerere hill road.
Old Kampala hospital to expand