construction of a 980 Million Shillings theatre has been launched at Orum
Health Centre IV in Otuke District.
will be constructed with funding from the Uganda Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services-North Lango.
Orum Health Centre IV is the only facility in Otuke and serves more than 80,000
people from Otuke and the surrounding districts.
theatre is dilapidated forcing some patients to seek treatment from private
health facilities. It has cracks on the walls, broken windows lacks adequate beds and equipment.
Those in need of surgeries for specialized complications and delivery are
referred to Lira Regional Referral Hospital or private health facilities.
Olum, in charge of Orum Health Centre IV says that the maternity ward will also
be renovated, construction of a latrine, walkway and a 40,000 litre- water tank
will be installed at the facility.
that the new theatre will improve service delivery because the current one is
not fit for use. He expects construction to be completed in six months.
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Oremo, the District Health Officer says that after the construction of the
theatre and renovation of the maternity ward, they will ask the Ministry of
Health to elevate the health centre to a General hospital.
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Nicodemus Otim, a resident says that once completed, patients will no longer
spend high costs on transport to Lira Hospital and other private health