Health workers have failed to access the health centre since Tuesday. URN reporter saw health workers stranded at the broken bridge pondering on how to access the health centre.
The destroyed Bukewa-Bwagogo Bridge
Bukewa Health Centre III in Manafwa District has been abandoned by
health workers following the destruction of the Bukewa-Bwagogo bridge connecting to the facility.
The bridge that connects to Bukewa Sub County were washed away by the floods on
The facility serves the sub-counties of Bukewa, Bwagogo, Kaato, Buweswa
in Manafwa district and Bukabusi Sub County in Namisindwa district.
Health workers have failed to access the health centre since Tuesday. URN
reporter saw health workers stranded at the broken bridge pondering on how to access the health centre.
Melda Mwasame, a clinical officer says that currently, there is only a
guard at the facility and a traditional birth attendant who is attending to
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Cue out:.. lives in danger”//
James Wafula, the in-charge Bukewa health centre III, said that he was
supposed to treat HIV patients but unfortunately he could not due to the broken
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Mafabi Francis, a resident of Bwagogo said that Bukewa Health Center is
the only facility that serves all people from the neighbouring sub-counties but
now they are can’t get the services.
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Godfrey Siganji, the chairperson Busesyiyi village in Bukewa sub-county
wants the authorities to come to their rescue and work on the bridge because it
has put services at a standstill.
//Cue in: “Abandu be lugudo…
Cue out:..mbawo she kukola ta”//
Harriet Nadudu, the Manafwa district Speaker said that the lives
of people in Bukewa have been left at the mercy of God.
Dr Gideon Wamasebu, the District Health Officer says that medical
workers are willing to work but can’t access the facility.
“The health workers are willing to work but where can they pass,
they also fear for their lives,” he said.
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi