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Construction of Ating Health Centre II Starts

The District officials have since handed over the site to BMK Construction Company Ltd, to construct a maternity and neonatal ward, placenta pit, a stand-alone laboratory unit and a single toilet stance for the male and female clients and another for females only.
RDC Christopher Omara handing over the building plan to the contractor

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Construction of Ating Health Centre II has started as one of the processes preceding its upgrade to Health Centre III. This is the only government facility in Ating Parish, in Otuke District.

The Ministry of Health opted to upgrade the health facility after continuous calls from residents for improved service delivery. The District officials have since handed over the site to BMK Construction Company Ltd, to construct a maternity and neonatal ward, placenta pit, a stand-alone laboratory unit and a single toilet stance for the male and female clients and another for females only.

They will also construct an Outpatient and Inpatient department unit, a borehole, and two blocks of staff houses, each with two units. The project includes external works of fencing the facility as well as installing a solar panel as a source of lighting for the health centre, at a cost of 1.9 billion Shillings./

Dr Robert Oremo, the District Health Officer explained that the upgrade of Ating HCII will boost the ministry’s efforts of having HCIIIs in each sub-county in the district.

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Meanwhile, Andrew Ogwang, a resident of Ating Parish is excited that the upgrade to an HCIII will improve services at the facility.

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Similarly, Jenifer Acuma, says the upgrade of Ating HCII to an HCIII will save her the burden of walking so many kilometres to get services from the District facility.

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An HC III is expected to have a total of 19 health workers, maternity ward, laboratory, more staff housing units and even an increase in drug stocks. 

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