Mbarara Regional Hospital is to be upgraded to a National Referral Hospital to ease the congestion at Mulago. Dr Richard Nduhura, the state minister of health and general duties says once upgraded to a national referral, Mbarara hospital will serve patients in ten districts of in South Western region. Nduhura, made the revelation yesterday while commissioning the renovation works of Mbarara regional hospital. He says that on completion the hospital will have ten fully equipped theatres. He says that government received a loan of $ 30 million from the African Development Bank, and added another $ 10 Million to expand the hospital. Nduhura says that the expansion works are expected to take 15 months.