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Kapelebyong Health Centre Gets UGX 500M Laboratory :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapelebyong Health Centre Gets UGX 500M Laboratory

The health facility received a new laboratory structure and assorted laboratory equipment and machines including refrigeration, and hepatitis B testing machines among others. The laboratory has been equipped with solar power to ease operation of the machines. The unit that receives over 200 patients daily has been grappling with shortages of laboratory equipment and inadequate medical structures.
The new laboratory unit built at Kapyelebyong Health Centre IV in Amuria district.
The laboratory at Kapelebyong Health Centre IV in Amuria district has been retooled at the cost of 500 million Shillings.

This is the latest donation from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with Baylor International, a Non-Governmental Organisation operating in Teso Sub region to promote health service delivery.

The health facility received a new laboratory structure and assorted laboratory equipment and machines including refrigeration, and hepatitis B testing machines among others.

The new laboratory has also been equipped with solar power to ease operation of the machines. The unit that receives over 200 patients daily has been grappling with shortages of laboratory equipment and inadequate medical structures.

Dr. Joseph Etonu, the in-charge of Kapelebyong Health Centre IV says the new structure shall boost effective medical service delivery. Etonu is optimistic that the provision of new the laboratory machines shall ease their work.

Every day, the facility operating without a standby Ambulance receives about 50 patients all requiring laboratory services.

Dr. Etonu says the facility still lacks adequate microscopes and lacks accommodation for health workers.

Theresa Wingate, the country deputy director for CDC says the support is aimed at boosting effective health service delivery in the area. Wingate emphasised the need for effective maintenance of the facility.

Robert Ogwang, a resident of Kapelebyong Sub County is happy that the facility has finally got its laboratory retooled. He says previously many patients were being referred to private clinics for laboratory services.

Robert Otim, the Amuria district health officer said this is still the best laboratory hub in the area. He says the district shall consider allocating some funds for maintenance of the facility.

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