Kiyunga health Center III, the main hospital in the newly created Luuka district is in a story state.
Kiyunga health center has no proper infrastructure, no furniture drugs. The hospital has poor water and drainage facilities.
The health center has only three beds to accommodate the patients who are admitted at the hospital.
Only one nurse is deployed at the hospital to treat residents seeking treatment at the health center. Forty patients visit the health center on average daily.
Fatinah Namuwaya, a mother who delivered at the health says it was a big challenge since Kiyunga is short of staff and the necessary drugs.
She attributes her successful birth to the grace of God.
Sam Mugabi, a student from Kiyunga Secondary school was admitted at the health center two weeks ago with malaria.
Mugabi says that getting attention from the nurse is a very difficult task, especially during late hours when she is tired.
Additionally he says that health center lack running water and electricity, which forces patients to look for alternatives.
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Patrick Sebalu, the councilor for Irongo Sub County says that the district council has prioritized the improvement of health services this year.
He appeals to government to support the district to improve social services in the young district.
In 2009, parliament curved Luuka district out of Iganga district.