Thursday May 15 2014

Nakapiripirit health centre gets relief

Nakapiripirit District officials and residents receive hospital

Nakapiripirit District officials and residents receive hospital mattresses and beds from URA officials led by Mr Chillanyang (C)on Tuesday. Photo by Stephen Ariong 

By Stephen Ariong

Nakapiripirit- Residents of Nabilatuk Sub-county in Nakapiripirit District have a reason to smile following the donation of relief items to Nabilatuk Health Centre IV to boost provision of health services in the area.

On Tuesday, Uganda Revenue Authority donated items which include 20 mattresses, 10 beds, 1,037 treated mosquitoes nets, 10 litres of jik and 20 litres of liquid soap to the health centre.

This development follows a Daily Monitor story on March 4 in which it was highlighted that male patients were sharing wards with female patients due to lack of space and mattresses in the health centre.

The health centre, which serves a community of more than 20,000 people, had only three beds and five mattresses for both maternity wards and two other wards.

Sr Jane Titin, the acting in-charge of the facility, hailed URA for the donation, describing it as a milestone towards improving health services in the centre. She said the items would be well utilised.
Dr John Anguzu, the district health director Nakapiripirit, thanked Uganda Revenue Authority for the support, saying it will help the health centre provide better services to the patients.

He said the Ministry of Health was also working hard to sort-out other challenges that the health centre was facing, including shortage of staff.

Mr Cyprian Chillanyang, the URA assistant commissioner, while handing over the items, said the donation was a contribution from the staff and appealed that the management utilises the items for the intended purpose.