Phoebe Namulindwa, the Luweero Resident District Commissioner says that some of the gaps found at the facility were a result of laxity by supervisors. She tasked the Chief Administrative Officer to explain some of the measures she has taken to correct the shortcomings.
Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine has tasked the
management of Luweero hospital to urgently address gaps at the facility to
improve health service delivery.
She made the directive during an impromptu to
the hospital on Tuesday to assess health service delivery following its
elevation last year.
Dr. Atwine was shocked to find Tuberculosis patients sharing a ward with other patients, which is risky
and can spread infection.
She also found some patients lying on the floor due to lack of beds while other
were unattended too for several days.
Dr. Atwine also tasked the hospital
administrators to explain the delayed completion of the 400 bed ward at the hospital and cautioned them against wastage of power
when she found several security lights on during day time.
since issued a statement directing the hospital administrators and district to
urgently address the issues raised and asked the admin to increase supervision
if better health services are to be achieved.
Phoebe Namulindwa, the Luweero Resident District
Commissioner says that some of the gaps found at the facility were a result of
laxity by supervisors.
She tasked the Chief Administrative Officer to explain
some of the measures she has taken to correct the shortcomings.
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But Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Luweero District Health Officer
attributed the failure by the hospital to separate patients to lack of
sufficient ward space.
He revealed that the district has provided Shillings 30
million to renovate the wards to host more patients.
who is also the acting Medical Superintendent of the Luweero hospital, said
they are already construction another ward, which they hope to complete it in
June this year to accommodate more patients.
He also said they have
tabled a request before the District Procurement
Office seeking to buy 25 beds for patients.
He also convened a crisis staff meeting following the remarks of PS
Atwine and asked them to deliver services as per their standing orders.
Luweero Hospital operates a Primary Health care
budget worth Shillings 334,382,000. The facility attracts over 250 patients
each day and handles 300 deliveries per month.
The patients are drawn
from Luweero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola districts and passengers plying the