On Monday, the Rotary 9213 District Governor John Magezi Ndamira commissioned the project at Kiweebwa trading centre and said this will help to address the loss of time to look for clean water from distant boreholes as well as risks facing girls.
The Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi said that they will be working with security personnel, local leaders, and Village Health Teams - VHTs to mobilize the communities to take part in the exercise.
Dr Mathias Lugoloobi, the Wakiso District Health Officer says that the exercise will run in a staggered manner starting with Busiro and then Kyaddondo. He explains that several activities have since been conducted among them training of the health workers and VHTs as well as social mobilization.
Dr. Adam Mbayi , in Charge of Kajjansi health center IV, says that ever since the health center was elevated from a health center III to a health center IV they don’t have an ambulance and this has affected them in transporting patients to the referral hospitals like Mulago and Kawempe.
The Nansana Rotary Club President, Geoffrey Hairora, said the health Center IV will comprise among others two operation theatres, a 20-bed children’s ward, a 40-bed maternity ward, a 20-bed male ward, a 20-bed female ward and two modern laboratories.
While Archbishop Lwanga died in his bed last week, as a result of heart failure, according to medical reports, his colleague Bishop Kaggwa died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in January. "It was sudden and untimely, by human standards and it has created despondence, doubt and depression within us," The Bishop of Masaka Diocese Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba said, before asking what is happening to the Church in Uganda.
The district health inspector David Ssekaboga says that although the national figures indicate an 89.2 percent latrine coverage for Wakiso, but those figures are only capturing households and neglecting the population which is the highest in the country.
The four-day medical camp is being supported by Help of Smile Train Ambassadors Uganda led by Dr. Sr. Justice Najjuka from Little Sisters of Nkokonjeru and the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. Dr. Nicholas Mugagga, the in Charge of St. Joseph’s Hospital Wakiso, says all the services offered at the annual medical camp are entirely free.
Bukenya has told URN that there is enough evidence to prove that government through the national medical stores delivers all the necessary requirements to its health facilities within the district and therefore demanding for money from patients before they are treated is an offence which is punishable by dismissal.
Bwanika explains that in the situation where government fails to provide the required medical supplies, the health workers have to choose between asking the patients to provide these for themselves and be treated or leaving them go untreated.
James Sewankambo, the town clerk Namayumba town council, who represented the Chief Administrative Officer, Godfrey Kuruhiira, said Wakiso district is striving to spread information about HIV/Aids to contain its spread.
Several residents in areas along Kiteezi – Kabaga road have raised concerns about the trucks which dump garbage along the roads and near their homes. The most affected villages include Nameere, Kizingiza, Lusanja, Kiteezi, Kabaga and Kabwoko.
Expired goods such as salt, sugar, baking flour, eggs, cooking oil, wheat flour, maize flour and beverages are among the over 1,200 tons of garbage disposed of the landfill each month but somehow find their way back into retail and wholesale shops and supermarkets for sale.