Dr. Edward Wefula the hospital medical superintendent says Kasese diocese has offered the former St Michael Kindergarten and Day Care Centre and Kasese Catholic Social Services Hall to accommodate the hospital.
hospital has permanently been shifted to Kasese town, according to administrators of the facility.
hospital suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on May 10 last year after
rivers Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lubhiliha burst their banks sweeping
through Kilembe hospital, and Kilembe mines.
Edward Wefula, the hospital medical superintendent says Kasese diocese
has offered the former St Michael Kindergarten and Day Care Centre and Kasese
Catholic Social Services Hall to accommodate the hospital. He says
they are developing more new structures so that the facility can ably return to
full and better operations.
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The medical superintendent however,
says it’s still difficult to transform what was formally a school structure into
a hospital facility. However, he is proud of the progress and
support from the catholic diocese and partners to transform the facility.
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Dr. Wefula also says they are still
lacking quality X-Ray and Ultra sound machines among other items that were
either destroyed by floods or are worn-out.
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Onesmus Kibaya, the hospital administrator says the new location guarantees the safety of their services and space for expansion. But Patrick
Shamutsangira, a resident of Masule village in Kilembe wants government to
upgrade Kilembe health centre II so that residents can still get better
services. He says residents have to walk for more than 10
kilometres to Kasese town to access medical services at what used to be the
best facility in the area.
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Built in 1951 as a small clinic for Kilembe mines workers then, the facility is run on Tri-partite arrangement
(Joint Administrative Agreement) between the Government of Uganda, Kilembe
Mines Ltd and Kasese Catholic Diocese.