MBALE – Minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties, Hon. Sarah Opendi has on Tuesday 24 officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony of a maternity center at Bukasakya Subcounty in Mbale District.
The center costing UGX 564M will also house an Antenatal ward, postnatal ward, outpatient rooms, neonatal resuscitation facility and theatre amongst others.
The maternity center will be constructed with support from Spotlight on Africa, a UK based organization who also constructed an outpatient department at the same sub-county.
According to the Ministry of Health, Spotlight on Africa intends to put up a complete hospital worth USD 225,000 which will also serve neighboring sub-counties. The facility will also help to decongest Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.
In the same vein, the organization donated 2 tricycle ambulances to boost emergency services in Bukasakya sub-county.
Bukasakya sub-county is densely populated with a population of approximately 35,000.
Spotlight On Africa built a fully-fledged primary school with staff quarters, sunk 35 Boreholes in the community and now constructing a health facility