Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received facilities worth 33 Billion
The facilities includes a well-furnished Out
Patient Department (OPD), Labor suite, casualty unit, a theatre, three
dental units and a maternity ward equipped with 6 delivery beds
The others include an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) unit, a specialized unit for mothers
and children and a standard x-ray machine. The hospital also received a new Ambulance from the Government of Japan.
The construction was co-funded by the Government of Uganda and the Government of
Japan as part of the government’s initiative to rehabilitate Regional Referral
Hospitals in Northern Uganda.
While receiving the facility on Tuesday from the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA), Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of health implored
the medical workers to protect and safeguard the new facilities.
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Mwebesa, the Director-General at the Ministry advised medical workers to desist
from referring patients with minor cases to Mulago National Referral Hospital.
He said that Lira Regional Referral Hospital has the best facility to
handle almost all cases.
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Mwebesa also said that specialists that include radiologists, dental surgeons
and senior biomedical engineers will be recruited to improve health services at
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Obbo, the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital says that the new
facility will improve service delivery in the sub-region by boosting patients’
confidentially as well as solving the challenge of inadequate space.
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Nyangkori, the Chairperson of Board of Directors Lira Regional Referral
Hospital advised the health workers to take good care of the facilities. He also highlighted
the need for the hospital to have a private wing.
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the Lira City Mayor tasked the hospital to employ a guide who will help
patients access the new facility with ease.
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Regional Referral Hospital serves an average of 235,000 out-patients, 23,000 in-patients
and an average of 5,700 deliveries per year.