Kawolo Hospital has received US$9m (sh22b) for renovation. The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr. Joshua Kiberu, said the renovation is expected to kick off early next year
By Violet Nabatanzi
Kawolo Hospital has received $9m (sh22b) for renovation. The hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr. Joshua Kiberu, said the renovation is expected to kick off early next year.
Speaking at a function where he received an ultra sound machine from a UK based Ganda Boys Foundation, Kiberu said; "the renovation is aimed at improving maternal and reproductive health care, emergency care and non communicable diseases."
Buikwe LC5 Chairperson Matthias Kigongo said, “Overtime we have been asking for renovation and facelift of the hospital, but at last we have learnt that $9m has been earmarked for renovation.”
Kawolo hospital is due for renovation after receiving US$9m (sh22b)
The renovation is being financed by the Spanish debt swap through the government of Uganda.
This comes at a time when Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kiruudu and Kawempe hospitals are under renovation and remodeling.
Kiberu said: “We are going to construct a maternity ward and a theatre. We shall also construct a main theatre for other complications and a trauma centre for accident victims."
Kigongo said during the renovation, the outpatient department will be portioned to have other clinics.
Staff quarters and the mortuary will also be renovated and expanded.
Kiberu said the donation of the ultra sound machine worth over sh60m, comes at a time when the hospital was in need of the machine.
“The old machine from the ministry of health broke down three years ago, and we have been referring patients who were in need of the service, especially expectant mothers, to other health facilities,” he said.
Dennis Mugaga of the Ganda Boys said the donated machine will help mothers who have not been in position to access the services.
Kawolo hospital gets sh22bn for renovation