The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, John Baptist Odama has appealed to government to lower taxes on private health facilities so that they too can also reduce the cost of their services to communities who would not easily afford the high charges.
Bishop Odama made the call at the commissioning of Paicho Health Centre in Paicho Sub County in Gulu district.
He said such facilities supplement government efforts to offer services to its citizens and should therefore be given consideration.
The director of the new facility, Dr. Michael Ochan Kilama said he hopes the health centre will bring closer the services that were not easily accessible to them.
The facility whose construction started five years ago was supported by Harvest Friends and Un Mondo Di Amici from Italy