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Patients Decry Lack Of Clean Water At Yumbe Health Centre IV

Patients Decry Lack Of Clean Water At Yumbe Health Centre IV

Residents in Yumbe have decried the lack of a source of clean water at Yumbe Health Centre IV. According to the patients and their carers at the facility, they pay shs500 daily for borehole water meant for the community.

They even alleged that at times, they find the borehole locked when they come to fetch the water.

Apparently, the hygiene and sanitation at the health centre IV are alarming due to the lack of water to wash away the dirt. Dr. Malon Atama, the one in charge of the health centre said the facility lacks its own water source.

He said it depends on water from the National Water and Sewage Cooperation, but he revealed that it is not a reliable source also.

‘’Our main water source here is from NWSC but it’s unreliable, if available, it only serves medics due to costs,’’ he said.

He further added that as a facility, they agreed with the Water user committee of the nearby borehole. They would be paying a quarterly shs50,000 for maintenance as patients used the water for free.

In other news by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, many Ugandans today have become comfortable packing things in polythene bags and other plastic materials r plastic waste. However, these polythene bags, commonly referred to as ‘kaveera’ have a significant contribution to environmental pollution.

They also have other impacts that exacerbate the climate crisis. Kaveera has largely been used for packaging but it’s disposal after use has gone unchecked for a long time now.

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