According to the hospital management, NFA has asked the district leadership to identify an alternative to swap with the one hosting the facility. The hospital management has since closed the theater, stores and old mortuary because many of the buildings are sinking.
On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.
Initially, it was designed to serve a population of 11,000 people but the population has been increased to 60,000 people, exerting much pressure on the facility given the inadequate funding human resource.
Emmanuel Bumaraki, a refugee who came from Nyamamba in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says he came to the settlement area in September but up to date he has never been allocated land. He says some of the officials in charge of land allocation are demanding for money from the refugees.
The 10-storey building soars above your head when you stand at the old Mulago hospital gate. Each of the stories is named after Ugandas physical features like Lakes, Mountains, and bird species among others.
Proscovia Menya Kafuuma, the in charge of Kimaka Health Center II, says during the opening, local leaders led by Balyeku promised to lobby for the required equipment from the Health Ministry, but nothing has been done.
Dr. Sophie Namasopo, the Director Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says they met the intern doctors this morning to try and resolve their grievances. She however, didnt explain why the interns havent been paid for the last four month.
Yesterday, Masaka hospital suspended major operations and declared the surgical ward out of bounds for all other patients apart from those undergoing Safe Male Circumcision. As a result patients seeking various services were left stranded causing uproar.
The health centre receives more than 1000 patients per month from Kyawangabi, Bamugolodde, Kakabala and Busebwe parish. The government health unit has been temporarily sheltered in the coffee store of Lutuula Cooperative Society since 2004.
The Kiryandongo Hospital Medical Superintendent and other three senior hospital staff have been arrested over alleged abuse of office and negligence of duty. The suspects were arrested over the weekend following a week-long investigation by the State House health monitoring unit.
Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has halted all scheduled surgeries on patients because the hospital\'s blood bank has run dry. The blood shortage has already claimed the lives of two children who died last week because the facility failed to secure enough blood for transfusion to save their lives.
Mental health is allocated only 4 percent of the national health budget. Dr. Baingana says that this increased from the government allocation of 0.7 percent only after 2001, when Uganda got an African Development Bank Loan.