Mbarara hospital launches pediatric department
Its not just the political and business community that are anxious with Mbarara attaining city status, the excitement is also heated at Mbarara referral hospital with the Director of the hospital Doctor Barigye Celestine vowing to have the facility as a national referral hospital once the status is attained.
Dr. Barigye was speaking at the handover ceremony of the pediatric department at Mbarara regional referral hospital last afternoon which was largely funded by Bethany kids.
He also revealed that that hospital will soon launch the oxygen plant which will save more lives especially during surgery.
According to the head of the pediatric department Dr. Matrin Situma, who is also the brain behind it, the facility which will accommodate 14 to 15 children will enable the medics focus more attention on the children unlike situations where they are mixed up with adults.
Speaking at the same event, the Mbarara resident commissioner captain Asiimwe Martha urged medics to ignore comments from critics that depict that they are serving saying government is proud of their work.