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Services on Halt as Kisiizi Hospital Floods Again

Rev.Joshua Bwebare, the hospital chaplain told URN that after the rain, running water carried rubbish, logs and boulders from Nyakishenyi hills and blocked all drainage channels leading to flooding into the hospital premises.
23 Sep 2020 04:49
Part of the affected Power house

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Services at an Anglican Church founded Kisiizi hospital in Rukungiri district are on a standstill after the facility was submerged by flooding water, following a heavy downpour that lasted about three hours on Tuesday.

Rev.Joshua Bwebare, the hospital chaplain told URN that after the rain, running water carried rubbish, logs and boulders from Nyakishenyi hills and blocked all drainage channels leading to flooding into the hospital premises.

According to Bwebare, the floods affected the pediatric and males’ surgical ward. The Expectant mothers’ waiting room, internal communication and interment system as well as patients and attendant’s property were also not spared. He says that all patients were immediately evacuated into the upper structures.

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Nyarushanje sub-county Chairman Michael Musiime says that the floods also left the whole sub-county in darkness after damaging the powerhouse at Kisiizi power supply. Musiime, however, says that the hospital is now running on a generator.

In September 2017 two toddlers who were being monitored in incubators and a six-year-old boy who was on oxygen died after heavy floods destroyed the hospitals’ Hydro Power Turbines and the standby generator. Floods also swept away machines, beddings, Hospital laundry, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, rolls of cotton wool, and Tailoring machines which are used to make hospital linen.

The hospital receives more than 500 patients each day and carries out 120 deliveries per month. It was founded by Anglican Missionaries in 1958 and also serves as a training centre for nurses, midwives, and doctors.

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