Gov’t to Distribute 7,000 Beds, Mattresses

The Ministry of Health has Tuesday announced that it will distribute a total of 7, viagra buy search 000 beds and mattresses to health facilities across the country.

Addressing the Press, and Dr Asuman Lukwago, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of health, said each hospital will receive an average of 100 mattresses while a Health Center IV will receive a total of 24 mattresses depending on the level of care.

“The mattresses are a donation from the People’s Republic of China as a way of improving health service delivery in the country,” he said.

Lukwago said with the new addition, the Government will be able to meet 100 percent mattress needs for General Hospitals and Health Center IVs.

He added that every patient who reports to a health facility will therefore have access to a mattress once admitted.

Infrastructure Developments

Lukwago divulged that the Ministry has recorded a significant improvement in the area of infrastructure and equipment for all categories of health facilities.

He said the Shs 98.3 billion on-going rehabilitation and upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital will see the facility be able to carry out its mandate of attending to specialized cases which cannot be easily handled by other doctors.


“This is expected to reduce the number of referrals aboard,” he added.

After completion, Mulago will have a 1,000 bed capacity and state of the art medical equipment.

The hospital will have specialized doctors to attend to complicated cases and will be able to carry out complicated surgeries such as kidney transplants.

The current renovation progress stands at 70 per cent and is expected to be completed by end of November 2016.

The Permanent Secretary also said there is an ongoing upgrade of Kiruddu and Kawempe Health Centers into general hospitals.

He noted that after completion, the hospitals will have a 170 bed capacity, five theatres and 40 beds dedicated to the maternity wing.

Lukwago further said a specialized women and children’s hospital is being constructed as part of the Mulago national referral hospital advancement.

The facility will have a 320-bed hospital and will attend to maternal and neo-natal issues and complications.

Construction started last year and is expected to be completed in July 2017.

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