Apac District Gets Ugx 500M For Hospital Renovation

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Dr. Alfred Acanga, the Medical Superintendent Apac General Hospital says about Shillings 3 billion is required for major renovation works.

Apac District has a received a boost of Shillings 500 million from World Bank renovating Apac General Hospital. Dr. Mathew Emer, the Apac District Medical Officer says the money is already on the district account.

 
The Medical Officer says they will soon convene the hospital management committee meeting to decide on house to spend the money and priority areas to work on. Apac General Hospital was built in 1968 and has not undergone any major rehabilitation since then. 

In 2009, the Health Ministry carried out minor rehabilitation works, which included painting the children's ward. Dr. Alfred Acanga, the Medical Superintendent Apac General Hospital says about Shillings 3 billion is required for major renovation works. 

He says the children's ward is in a very sorry state while other wards are operating without beds. He says part of the money shall be used to purchase beds among other key items and facilities to be worked on.

John Robert Omut, the acting Apac Resident District Commissioner urges the district technical team to ensure proper utilization of the money since it's little. He says the money should be used to fix priority areas such as the Out Patient Department building and some of the wards that are in a sorry state.
 

On average, Apac General Hospital receives 150 patients on a daily basis from Apac, Oyam, Kole, and Masindi districts. President Yoweri Museveni has repeatedly promised to renovate the facility in various tours to the district.

 

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