ENTEBBE – The Regional Hospital for Paediatric Surgery in Entebbe has fully taken shape as construction works are at over 90% completion with biomedical equipment and furniture works currently ongoing, announced State House Health Monitoring Unit.
According to the monitoring unit, medical services for Paediatrics under 15 years of age are expected to kick start on April 1, 2020, and official inauguration will be on April 24, 2020, by President Yoweri Museveni.
The teaching hospital is aimed at providing free Paediatric Surgery and capacity building of national staff.
The 72-bed capacity hospital is comprised of 3 operating theatres, 6-bed Paediatric ICU, 16-bed High Dependency Unit, 50-bed ward, Outpatient department, Laboratory and blood bank, diagnostics, physiotherapy, pharmacy, ancillary services and a 40-bed capacity guest house for patients relatives.
Surgical services to be provided for children less than 15 years include:
- General Paediatric Surgery
- Paediatric anomalies of Gastro-Intestinal Tract
- Disease of Hepatobiliary System, Pancreas and Spleen
- Paediatric urology and gynaecology.