Shock as Ministry reveals 39 districts don’t have a single hospital
Government has revealed that 39 districts do not have any government hospital at all.
These include Alebtong, Amuria, Amuru, Bukedea, Bukomansimbi, Bulambuli, Buvuma, Buyende, Dokolo, Gomba, lsingiro, Kalangala, Kaliro, Kamwenge, Kibuku, Koboko, Kole, Kotido, Kween, Kyankwanzi, Kyegegwa, Luuka, Lamwo.
Others are Lwengo, Manafwa, Mitoma, Nakapiripirit, Namutumba, Namayingo, Ntoroko, Otuke, Pader, Rubirizi, Serere, Sironko, Kibale, Kakumiro, Rubanda and Omoro.
According to the minister of health Dr. Jane Aceng , the population of most of these districts does not meet the recommended catchment population for a general hospital except lsingiro, Amuria and Serere.
She further notes that there are districts that deserve special attention because of their geographical location, and these are lsland and mountainous districts like Buvuma, Kalangala, Namayingo, Mayuge and Namisindwa.
Minister Aceng hence explains that when resources are available, Ministry of Health will prioritize these districts first.
All this in the state of health service delivery report presented to parliament where she notes that need for over 1.4 trillion shillings to construct 41 hospitals in the mentioned district.