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Government Secures $41 Million For Hospital Rehabilitation

Ugandan government through Ministry of Health has secured $41 million from General electrics a United States of America company for the rehabilitation of 45 regional referral hospitals.

The money that will come in form of a grant will be used to purchase MRI machines,ultra scan and other modern machines to ensure that services are provided to patients at district level.

“In our strategy to improve health service delivery country wide ministry of health has secured $41 million to purchase health equipments in our regional referral hospitals.This money is coming in this financial year 2019/20,” Sarah Opendi State Minister for health revealed.

Opendi was speaking at the national cultural leaders engagement meeting on reproductive maternal and new natal care under the theme:better accountability and coordination for reproductive maternal and new born care progress towards ending preventable maternal new born and child deaths.

Opendi urged cultural leaders to use their positions to afocate and mobilise the populace to uptake health services initiated by government.

“Cultural leaders are key decision makers in their areas of jurisdiction.when they speak the whole community listens therefore we seek close partnership to roll out our health campaigns together,” she said.

Ministry of health is currently engaging with various stakeholders including politicians, religious leaders and civil society they ministry reviews its programme on reproductive health service provision in the country.

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