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Mengo Hospital celebrates 119 years of existence

By Lawrence Mulondo

Added 16th March 2016 11:00 AM

The medical staff are giving free health services including blood check ups, cancer and eye screenings and other medical services

Mengo Hospital celebrates 119 years of existence

Medics at Mengo hospital prepare to offer free services as the establishment marks 119 years. Photo by Ramadhan Abbey

The medical staff are giving free health services including blood check ups, cancer and eye screenings and other medical services

Mengo hospital is today providing free health services to mark 119 years of existence.

According to Sr. Sarah Ssekalo, a medical staff at Mengo hospital, services include HIV testing, blood sugar and blood pressure check ups, counselling, dental check ups, eye screening and giving free treatment to all patients found with the above mentioned health problems.

Ssekalo said they are making patients aware of their conditions and administering the first dose of treatment.  

The function started earlier with the hospital staff matching around Kampala. The hospital was founded by Christian missionaries Albert and Catherine Cook in 1897.

 engo staff began by matching in parts of ampala Mengo staff began by matching in parts of Kampala

 

  woman has an eye check up during the health clinic A woman has an eye check up during the health clinic

 

 

 

  woman takes her body mass index A woman takes her body mass index

 

 

 

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