The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City Council.
Gulu City Council has allocated 141 Million Shillings for
rehabilitating lower health facilities.
These include the construction of staff house at Oitino Health Center II in
Bardege –Layibi Division at 96.9 million shillings, Outpatient department
rehabilitation at Alokolum Health Center II at 19 million shillings and fencing
Unyama Health Center II in Pece –Laroo Division at 25.8 million shillings.
Gulu City Council also earmarked 45 million shillings for purchasing
three motorcycles for Bardege, Laroo and Aywee Health Center IIIs, 36 million
shillings for fencing the City’s burial ground and 66.5 million shillings for
constructing an incinerator at the landfill in Pece –Laroo Division.
The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part
of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the
financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City
Sister Clara Oloya, the–Charge of Aywee Health Center III in Laroo
–Pece Division, says that the Gulu City Authority and the Ministry of Health
has a lot to do in the health department said most of them are understaffed
despite the overwhelming numbers of patients they receive daily.
According to Oloya, Aywee Health Center III needs a modern
incinerator and a garbage skip for disposing of medical wastes, electricity
with a standby generator since they are currently using solar light which is not
reliable at times.
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George Labeja, the former Gulu City Mayor appealed to Gulu City
Authority to request the Ministry of Health to elevate the Health Center IIIs
and IIs within Gulu City to Health Center IVs and IIIs respectively.
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Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says they targeted the lower health facilities
because their biggest emphasis is on the annexed areas. He added that they want
to ensure that those areas develop uniformly with other parts of the City like
the business town centre.