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Patient Numbers Drop at Kasese Health Facilities

Dr James Muliwabyo, the Health Centre in Charge Kasese Municipal Health Centre III says the number of patients coming to the facility has drastically gone down in the last two weeks. Muliwabyo says on average the facility is currently receiving between 30 and 40 outpatients daily from the previous 60.
Muhokya HC III incharge says the number of patients has reduced due to transport lock down

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Health facilities in Kasese district are experiencing a reduction in the number of patients following the ban on public transport.

In a survey conducted by URN reportrt, most of the facilities had by Monday registered less than ten patients seeking treatment.

Dr James Muliwabyo, the Health Centre in Charge Kasese Municipal Health Centre III says the number of patients coming to the facility has drastically reduced in the last two weeks.

Muliwabyo says on average the facility is currently receiving between 30 and 40 outpatients daily from the previous 60.

Muliwabyo says women especially those in the late stages of pregnancy are struggling to access transport to the facility.

 

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Sezi Muhindo, the senior medical clinical officer at Muhokya HC III says the number of patients at the facility has considerably reduced.

The facility which averagely has been registering over 50 patients daily, now receives less than 20 outpatients.

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According to Muhindo, the facility has created some space to sleep for pregnant women who are due for delivery.

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The ban on public transport has also affected health workers. A nurse at Kahendero HC II in Muhokya Sub County, who preferred anonymity, says that some health workers report late due to lack of transport.

Elizabeth Kabugho a nurse at Kamasasa HCII in Mpondwe town council says lack of transport may force many patients to fall victim to quack doctors. The facility only average registers less than 10 patients currently.

Mary Nyangoma who was seeking treatment at Mpondwe Moslem HC II says most of them are unable to reach health facilities and opt for self-medication.

Dan Katongole, the Kahendere village LCI wants chairpersons to be given the responsibility to authorize movements of persons especially those with emergencies.

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