Kamuganguzi Health Center Operates Without Water and Power

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Alfred Besigensi, the in Charge of Kamuganguzi health center III, says the absence of water and power has affected the smooth operation of the Outpatient department and maternity wards.

Kamuganguzi health center III in Katuna border town in Kabale district is struggling to operate without clean water supply and power.

 
Alfred Besigensi, the in Charge of Kamuganguzi health center III, says the absence of water and power has affected the smooth operation of the Outpatient department and maternity wards.
 
According to Besigensi, even health workers find difficulties to find water to wash their hands after attending to patients.  He says the breakdown of their solar system has forced them to compel expectant mothers to come with kerosene lamps.
 

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Eliot Nshemereirwe, a concerned resident of Mayengo in Katuna town council, says they have made several pleas to Kabale town council to intervene and save the health facility in vain.
 
Nshemereirwe says they are tired of carrying water and Kerosene lamps for use at the facility.

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Nelson Nshangabasheija, the Katuna town council chairperson calls for calm, saying they will fix the power and water problem at Kamuganguzi health center III in the 2017/2018 financial year.
 

Kamuganguzi health center III serves patients from Katuna and Lyakarimira town councils, Kamuganguzi, Rubaya and Buhara sub counties and neighboring areas in Rwanda.

 
The health center receives 1000 patients in the outpatient department and 200 expectant mothers in need of antenatal care services each month. 



The HIV clinic receives 1000 patients. Alfred Besigensi, the in Charge of Kamuganguzi health center III, says on average 35 mothers deliver at the facility on a monthly basis.

 

About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.