The Ministry of Health has unveiled the fully equipped and refurbished Kawolo General hospital located along the Kampala-Jinja highway in Buikwe district.
Comprising of a number of upgrades, Kawolo is the same hospital that was reported to have registered no maternal death in the whole of 2019.
Among the upgrades made at the hospital was the construction of a new Accident and Emergency unit complete with an equipped theatre to respond to accident victims on the highway.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary noted that the refurbishment was needed to offer a wide range of emergency medical services to the many accident victims on the Jinja highway.
New double storeyed staff houses and a new general antenatal block have been constructed as well as the remodelling and expansion of the antenatal block to a Private Wing with private Out Patient Department and 10 bed self-contained suites.
Health officials revealed that there has also been improvement and upgrading of the water supply system which includes both solar water, electric water pumping and the 144,000 litre reservoir and overhaul of the sewerage system.
A provision for piped oxygen towards theatres and delivery suites has also been put in place.
“There has also been upgrading of the power supply and distribution including supply of a 500kva transformer and a new power house; construction of attendants’ kitchen and laundry as well as placenta and medical waste pits and construction and supply of an incinerator,” Dr. Atwine said.
An isolation ward for highly infectious diseases has been constructed while refurbishment and expansion of the service block into expanded support facilities; drug stores, kitchen, laundry, stores and maintenance workshop has been done.