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Health care improves in Jinja town

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th May 2007 03:00 AM

SERVICE at the Jinja municipal health centres has improved, the municipal medical chief, Dr. Joseph Banonya, has said.

SERVICE at the Jinja municipal health centres has improved, the municipal medical chief, Dr. Joseph Banonya, has said.

By Esther Mukyala

SERVICE at the Jinja municipal health centres has improved, the municipal medical chief, Dr. Joseph Banonya, has said.

He attributed this to increased staffing at health centres at Walukuba, Mpumudde and Central divisions and the availability of drugs.

“We now have more clinic attendants and midwives. This has resulted in an increase in the number of mothers delivering at health centres,” Banonya affirmed.

He explained that the major sources of fundingfor the centres were the primary health care grant, the credit line, donations and local revenue.

He, however, appealed to the Ministry of Health to increase supply of Coartem drugs, given the rising number of malaria patients.

Coartem is the first line drug for the treatment of malaria. Banonya added that they will start providing anti-retroviral drugs to children this month.

The initiative will be supported by the Elizabeth Glasser Pedriatic Aids Foundation and Jinja Hospital.

Health care improves in Jinja town

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