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Kawolo Hospital to be officially opened in April

By Andrew Masinde

Added 21st February 2019 11:00 AM

Built in 1968, the renovation and installation of equipment in some of the facilities has so far been completed and they are already in use owing to the high demand.

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Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, speaking to staff (Photos by Andrew Masinde)

Built in 1968, the renovation and installation of equipment in some of the facilities has so far been completed and they are already in use owing to the high demand.

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BUIKWE- The ongoing renovation of Kawolo Hospital, located on the Kampala–Jinja Highway in Lugazi town, Buikwe district is at about 93% complete. The renovation works are being undertaken by Excel Construction Company Ltd.

The detail was revealed on Wednesday by health ministry officials who were touring the facility to assess the progress of the construction.

Built in 1968, the renovation and installation of equipment in some of the facilities has so far been completed and they are already in use owing to the high demand.

While speaking to New Vision, Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, said it was with great pleasure to see the rehabilitation moving on as schedule adding that the official handover of the facility will be in April.

 nside one of the refurbished wards Inside one of the refurbished wards

 

Atwine said what was pending is the installation of equipment in the theatre, Intensive care unit (ICU), emergency department and the wards. 

She said $11.8m (sh40b), used in the rehabilitation was first secured as a debt from the government of Spain, but later was given to the Government as a donation. 

According to Atwine, because of the hospitals location, on one of the busiest roads, it was expanded to give more services to the public.

“The theatre now has up to three units, we have created an accident emergency department which will be equipped with a modern ICU together with a computerised tomography (CT) scan such that it is able to handle any accident,” Atwine said.

 

She added that the hospital will also be given enough human resource that handles the specialties that will be handled at the hospital.

Atwine called on the public to ensure that when the hospital is commissioned, they use it well and also safeguard the equipment in the hospital, such that the facility serve even the future generation.

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