Mukono Town Council HC IV Tops Health Service Provision

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Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, the Charge Mukono Town Council Health Center IV attributes their success to timely supply of drugs to the facility, team work and staff commitment.

Mukono Town Council Health Center IV has emerged best in health care service provision according to the 2015 Annual Health Sector Performance Review Report. Mukono Town Council Health Center IV was ranked among 206 Health Center IVs in the country.
 

 
According to the Annual Health Sector Performance Review Report, Mukono Town Council Health Center IV received 200,000 patients over the year under receive. Of these more than 700 were cesarean deliveries, 800 major operations and more than 34,000 case of child immunisation.  

 
 
Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, the Charge Mukono Town Council Health Center IV attributes their success to timely supply of drugs to the facility, team work and staff commitment.
 


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He however, notes that they are overwhelmed by the huge number of patients seeking treatment at the facility given the limited number of staff.
 
 

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However, Dr. Ahmed Bumba, the Kibuku District Health Officer wants the ranking system changed. Kibuku emerged amongst the worst performing districts.
 

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The commissioner for health services Prof. Anthony Mbonye says government will focus on strengthening health centers in new districts in the next five so as to compete favorably.


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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).