Entebbe hospital to close for renovation - Daily Monitor

Entebbe hospital to close for renovation

Monday December 9 2013

Entebbe hospital to close for renovation

A notice informs patients about the closure of some services following water shortage. Photo by Martin Ssebuyira. 

By Martin Ssebuyira

The management of Entebbe Grade B Hospital has suspended operations at the health facility to pave way for its renovation and expansion.

During a budget conference at the weekend, Dr John Kalyesubula, the Entebbe Municipal medical officer, said all the services would be shifted to Grade A hospital at no cost for 18 months.

“We will, however, scale down our operations because of the limited infrastructure in Grade A to enable renovation and expansion of Entebbe Grade B Hospital to meet standards,” Dr Kalyesubula said.

He said the Grade B hospital would only remain with the maternity and causality wards that have recently been reconstructed.

There was an outcry recently when Entebbe hospital administration suspended operations over water shortage and power.

The Entebbe Mayor, Mr Vincent DePaul Kayanja, said the upgrade of the health facility was timely because the area has no medical facility in case of a plane accident which the upgraded hospital would serve.

The mayor also said they want Entebbe to be a must visit area by upgrading Manyango and Katabi quarters into modern homesteads to benefit the community.