Kalangala gets Shs700m medical facility

Tuesday September 17 2019

 

By URN

A fully equipped medical facility has been constructed in Kalangala to help ease medical challenges the island.
Eunice Medical Centre was constructed at about Shs738 million with support from Kalangala Infrastructure Services (KIS).

The facility located in Kalangala town will help especially pregnant mothers in need of emergency treatment. It is equipped with Ultrasound scanning machines, regular scanning machines and x - rays services which have been lacking in other facilities in the district.

Mr James Muwonge Suubi, the Director of the Medical Facility says, that the equipment at the facility will help end the loss of lives especially of pregnant women in the district.

The District Health Officer for Kalangala Hillary Bitakaramire says government should help the district by constructing other health facilities and equip them to improve health services.

The health facility is a product of the Productive Use of Energy project undertaken by Kalangala Infrastructure Services-KIS. KIS also connected electricity at the facility at no cost.

Mr John Opondo, the managing director Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited, says their efforts to have such medical facility in Kalangala will help Islanders get treatment and in so doing the company will also have increased use of power since all machines purchased will use power.

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Kalangala has for the past five years had excess power supply with limited Usage. The Power operators started a Productive Use of Energy drive aimed at helping people start incentives that would use electricity.

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