Namutumba Voters Asks Barya To Improve Healthcare Services

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Voters in Namutumba want independent presidential candidate, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba, to address the ailing health sector in the district.

Voters in Namutumba want independent presidential candidate Professor Venansius Baryamureeba, to address the ailing health sector in the district.

They also want him to work on bad roads in the district. The most affected roads are Bulange - Bugiri, Butaleja - Budumba, Igerera  to Butaleja and Kayiti to the district headquarters are in a poor condition.

Some of the voters who spoke to URN ahead of Baryamureeba's campaign in Namutumba this afternoon, decried the deplorable and inadequate health facilities in the district.

They say they are not happy that they are asks to buy medicines.
 
Residents say that most of the health centres in the district are overwhelmed by the high number of patients, but without medicine and health workers.

Daniel Mukisa, a resident cites Namutumba health III, Nsinze and Magada health IV's, which he said is grappling with a high number of patients who have no beds to sleep on. 
 
He says the health centres are in complete darkness during power outages and lack generators.
 
Vernacular bite
Cue in "Kyetusaba pulezidenti atuyambeku…"
Cue out "…eryagavumenti e Namutumba."//

Simon Saire, a resident of Nsinze village in Nsinze Sub County, says most health centres in the district lack basic facilities such as beds, medical equipment for patients. He says some wards are in a deplorable condition as they lack windows and doors which keep patients in the cold at night.

Vernacular bite
Cue in "Nebakugamba ogende okoleki…"
Cue out "…Nti gavumenti E Namutumba."//

A visit to Namutumba health centre III reveals that in the maternity ward, most of the beds are broken and without mattresses which forces the patients to sleep on the floor.
 
Jacob Kalalu, a resident of Ivukula village in  Ivukula sub county asks Baryamureeba to look into improving the health centre environment for patients and health workers to live in a conducive environment.
Vernacular bite
Cue in "Ekyamadwaliro muganda wange…"
Cue out "… Tusubira okumuwa obuwagizi."//