North Ankole Diocese begins construction of mission Hospital.
In a bid to improve health care for residents in Kiruhura and Kazo districts and the surrounding areas, the North Ankole Diocese is establishing a mission hospital.
The construction of this hospital dubbed North Ankole Mission hospital which has already started in Rushere town council, Kiruhura district is expected to be completed in about two years, to provide good health services to people especially minimizing cases of maternal mortality.
Speaking during the North Ankole Diocese 19th anniversary function held on Sunday at Emmanuel cathedral Rushere town council, Kiruhura, the Rt. Rev. Steven Namanya, the North Ankole Diocesan Bishop, said they have reached a phase of outpatient which has the capacity to accommodate 55 beds.
Bishop Namanya revealed that although they managed to start the constructions of the hospital, they need the support of well-wishers and corporate companies to extend the services to vulnerable communities in the region.
Bishop Namanya revealed Uganda Baati Ltd has already supported them with 700 iron sheets worth UGX 51 million that contributed more to their effort.
George Arodi, the CEO Uganda Baati promised to continue giving a hand to Bishop Namanya until the hospital is completed thoroughly.
Speaking at the same function, Jotham Taremwa, former spokesperson of Uganda electoral commission praised the bishop for his contribution towards the economic and spiritual nourishment of the diocese.
Once completed, the Hospital will offer services including but not limited to maternity and pediatric services, TB and HIV care and treatment, neonatal intensive care unit, outpatient unit and dental services among others.
Story by Mutatiina Medison