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KCCA to support more private hospitals

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 7th August 2018 12:26 PM

Dr. Oundo said one way to decongest government facilities is to strengthen the partnership with private and not-for-profit health facilities

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Dr. Oundo said one way to decongest government facilities is to strengthen the partnership with private and not-for-profit health facilities

Town Clerk of KCCA Theophilus Tibihika handing over mattresses and beds to Adventist Medical Centre's Dr. Judith Mokaya, while pastor Isreal Kafeero, the executive secretary Uganda Union SDA (R), Dr. Richard Walyomo and Dr. Christopher Ounda, the supervisor medical services KCCA looks on. PHOTO: Violet Nabatanzi

In a bid to decongest public health facilities, Kampala Capital City Authority is supporting private and not-for-profit health facilities with medical equipment and supplies to improve health service delivery in the city.

Speaking during the handover of medical items including beds mattresses and mosquito nets to Adventist Medical Centre, Dr. Christopher Oundo, the supervisor medical services at KCCA said one way to decongest government facilities is to strengthen the partnership with private and not-for-profit health facilities to ensure that they bring services closer to people.

"KCCA will continue to strengthen private facilities to make sure that they can effectively serve the people and reduce on the big number of patients who seek health service from public health facilities,"he said.

Oundo said KCCA is making sure that they provide a vaccine refrigerator to this facility.

This was after the in charge of Adventist Medical centre Dr. Judith Mokaya told a delegation of KCCA that the hospital’s vaccination refrigeration was not functional and they had taken two months without storing any drug.

She said this has affected the hospital’s health service delivery and yet many of the children of slum dwellers in Bukesa and Kagugube were being immunised from the facility.

She revealed that the facility gets sh1.4m per quota from government adding that 50 percent of the funds cater for drugs, while the rest of the money is used for maintenance of the facility.

The hospital was started in 1995 by Adventists. Its mission is to offer high quality services to the body mind soul reflecting Jesus love care and healing power

Pastor Godfrey Lubwama of SDA Kampala Central Church said the donation is going to be useful to mothers and other patients adding that the currently beds were too old and not fit for patients.ENDS

 

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