Tororo Hospital Receives UGX 45M for Repairs, Needs UGX 2Billion

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Tororo district local government has committed a total of 45 million shillings towards partial repair of the dilapidated sewerage system at Tororo main hospital.

Tororo district local government has committed a total of 45 million shillings towards partial repair of the dilapidated sewerage system at Tororo main hospital.

The repair work will be done by Majaza Uganda Limited.
 
The district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Vitalis Oswan said the funds were secured under the Local Government Management Service Delivery Program (LGMSDP0). 
 
Oswan said on Monday that though the funds were welcome, they were hardly enough to do extensive repairs on the sewerage system that needs at least 2 billion shillings for complete overhaul.
 
Oswan pointed out that the facility currently receives 290million shillings from government annually yet it is already overwhelmed by patient demands.
 
Built in 1938 to handle a population of less than 1000 people, Tororo government hospital serves over 500,000 people a year, including patients who trek from western Kenya for the facility's services.
 
The hospital's official bed capacity remains at 214 beds.
 
The district engineer Robert Okello said the main scope of work would include replacement of  the existing 4 inch diameter pipe with 6 inch diameter pipe from the wards to the lagoons, emptying the five septic tanks, construction of a new water runway and set a better  sewer level.
 
Okello warned the contractor not to interrupt the operation of the hospital by blocking patients from using the toilet facilities adding that they should also carry out chemical oxygen demand and biological oxygen demand tests before discharging the wastes to avoid environmental pollution.
 
The district director of health services Dr David Okumu appealed to the contractor not to do shoddy work.
 
Teresa Majanga, the managing director of Majaza Uganda Limited, promised to do quality work at the end of the rehabilitation exercise.

 

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