Access to health services remains a big challenge for communities in Kabarole district living in the mountainous areas.
The communities in Nsoro and Katebwa parishes of Katebwa Sub County are most affected.
Katebwa Sub County was created two years ago by Kabarole district council but has no health center. People from Katebwa sub county, travel for about 15 Kilo meters to Kisomoro health centre III for treatment.
Richard Mukundane a resident of Katebwa says that their pleas to the district leadership to construct a health center in the sub county have fallen on deaf ears.
Mukundane says that he now relies on services of traditional healers to treat himself and members of his family.
Bob Tweyambe a resident of Nsoro says that the residents suffered most at night when there is no transport to rush patients to Kisomoro health centre, because of the bad terrain.
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Hadija Ngonzi a resident at Nsoro trading centre says that she has no option but to purchase herbal medicine which she administers to her children when they fall sick. Ngonzi says that she can't afford transport to Kisomoro health centre.
Gerald Kamara, the LC2 chairperson Nsoro parish says that construction of a health centre was halted last year due lack of funds.
He says that currently the community contributes resources to transport pregnant women to Kisomoro health centre for delivery.
The district councilor Katebwa sub county, John Manume says that the sub county council is planning to purchase a pick-up to transport patients to Kisomoro health centre. The district health officer, Joe Okectho couldn't be reached for a comment.