Govt offers Shs3b to rehabilitate health centres in Kanungu

Govt offers Shs3b to rehabilitate health centres in Kanungu

The government, with support from the World Bank, has released Shs3.27b to upgrade two health centres in Kanungu District with the objective of improving health service delivery.

The health centres include; Kirima Health Centre III in Kirima Sub-county which will be expanded and Bugongi Health Center II in Bugongi Sub-county which will be elevated to health centre III.

During the groundbreaking ceremony at both sites on Friday, Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Shafique Ssekandi urged local leaders to closely monitor the construction to ensure value for money.

Mr Ssekandi said the expansion of Kirima Health Centre III will cost Shs1.77b while the elevation of Bugongi Health Centre III will cost Shs1.5b.

He added that the activities to be undertaken at both facilities will include construction of new outpatient departments, maternity wards, staff houses, installing solar power, a borehole, placenta pit, medical waste pit, incinerator and a fence.

Mr Ssekandi said the rehabilitation of the two health centres is expected to be complete within 16 months and promised to conduct monthly site meetings at the two sites to ensure compliance with the designed requirements as stipulated in the bills of quantities.