Administration at Bwera Hospital seeks the facility’s elevation


The Administration at Bwera Government General Hospital in Mpondwe- Lhubiriha Town Council, Kasese district has requested the Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma to advocate for the elevation of the health facility.

Mr. Clarence Bwambale Mumbahya, the Hospital Administrator sounded the remarks yesterday afternoon while presenting a status report of the health facility to the Omusinga who had paid a courtesy visit to the hospital.

Mr. Mumbahya explained that once the health facility is elevated to a referral hospital, it would address the challenge of referring the patients to other facilities that are located outside the district.

According to him, the facility serves a population of approximately 65,000 people within and outside the district on a monthly basis.

Averagely, Bwera Government General Hospital receives 190 patients on a daily basis and makes 12 referrals on a monthly basis.  . 

Mr. Mumbahya noted that most of the patients received at the facility for admissions are pregnant mothers hence a need for the hospital to be elevated to another status so that it effectively offers health services to the ever increasing number of patients.

He also reported a challenge of lack of an ambulance at the facility to help in transporting some patients that they refer to other facilities, adding that the only one they had was last year gutted by fire as it was transporting a patient to Kampala for specialized treatment.

Other challenges reported to the Omusinga included inadequate staffing, equipment and funding to help in running the facility effectively.

The Omusinga later proceeded to Bwera School of Nursing and Midwifery where he urged the students to commit themselves to attaining her levels of education so that in future help the nation to address the challenge of understaffing in many health facilities. 

He, however, challenged the health professionals to practice their career with kindness and love in an attempt to serve the patients in a desired way. ENDS

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