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Construction of UGX 980 Million Theatre Launched at Orum Health Centre IV

The theatre will be constructed with funding from the Uganda Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North Lango.
The district team and contractor at the site

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The construction of a 980 Million Shillings theatre has been launched at Orum Health Centre IV in Otuke District.

The theatre 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.

The current 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.

Dr James 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.

Olum says 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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Dr Robert 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 facilities.

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