St. Francis hospital, Nyenga in Buikwe district has been hit by a water shortage after unscrupulous people vandalised the distribution pipes.
Dr. Joachim Zziwa, the medical superintendent, said the pipes were stolen by scrap metal dealers. â€œAll our pipes have been uprooted. We have been forced to set up water tanks to tap rain water,â€ Zziwa said.
He added that the signposts of the hospital, seminary and the nursing school, had also been stolen. Zziwa made the remarks while receiving a consignment of items, including Mama kits, bedsheets, sugar, soap, milk and soya given by Stanbic Bank to mothers and children on Friday.
He also complained of inadequate manpower. â€œI am 63 years old and my colleague is 61. We are supposed to be retired but the youth think this is a remote place,â€ Zziwa said.
Nyenga hospital hit by water shortage