Poor sanitation, unworthy mortuary cited at Kazo Health Centre IV
By Racheal Nuwahereza
The Parliamentary health committee in the 11th parliament has today visited Kazo Health Centre IV in Kazo district to assess the conditions under which the facility is operating.
The committee led by Hon. Joel Ssebikali, the Ntwetwe County MP who doubles as the deputy chairperson of the committee, has observed that the condition found at the facility is fairly good as the Medics are not on strike and the sanitation is fair.
The committee however observed that the mortuary is not up to the required standard, and the theatre needs to be worked on, the OPD accommodates a large number of patients yet its small, some buildings are small, some workers of the facility rent outside, there is a lack of Ambulance, and that the facility needs to be improved to a district hospital level among others.
Ssebikali assured the residents of Kazo district that he will make sure that these problems are reported on the floor of parliament.
Hon Dr. Ninkusiima JohnPaul, the Ibanda South county legislator and Hon.Francis Zaake Butebi, the Mityana Municipality legislator who were also part of the committee promised to give reports about the conditions of government health facilities found in the South western region of Uganda.
Al Hajji Umar Mawiya Lule, the Kazo district Resident District commissioner (RDC) applauded the parliamentary team for the surprise visit and noted that this gives the people of Kazo a ray of Hope that Health services are going to be improved.
Story by Mwebaze Dues