North Ankole Diocese, Uganda Baati, Collaborate to Construct Specialized Hospital

North Ankole Diocese has teamed up with Uganda Baati to construct Specialized Mission Hospital in the Kiruhura district valued at Shillings 4.2Billion.

The proposed 50-bed capacity Hospital will provide maternity and pediatric services, TB and HIV treatment, Dental Services, and Intensive Care Services among others.

Stephen Namanya, the Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, says that the facility will provide relief to Mbarara regional referral hospital once completed since it will provide specialized services.

Bishop Namanya says that the facility will focus on reducing the infant mortality and maternal mortality rates among rural poor women and underprivileged populations in the region.

George Arodi, the Chief Executive of Uganda Baati, said the initiative will go a long way in changing the lives of communities, noting that they are happy to partner with North Ankole diocese and hope that the hospital will ease access to health care. 

Arodi delivered a donation of roofing sheets from Uganda Baati Limited on Tuesday valued at approximately Shillings 51 Million. Johnbosco Barebereho, the Assistant Kiruhura Health Officer in charge of Maternal and Child health services, says that the only hospital in the district doesn’t offer specialized services noting that all patients are referred to Mbarara Regional Refferal Hospital. 

He says that people spend a lot seeking services from gynecologists, pediatricians, and surgeons noting that having them in the district would reduce their expenditure.

He said as a district they have tried to reduce the infant mortality rate because of the partnerships with other health providers, noting that they register at least one infant death in a month. 

Agnes Mbahiita, a resident of Kikatsi village appreciated the project saying it will save them from the transport expenses to Mbarara city to get specialized treatments.

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