By Brian Atuhura
MASINDI: The leaders in Masindi District have called upon government to elevate Nyabyeya Health Center II to III status following the construction of the maternity ward.
The concern was raised on Sunday during the commissioning of the newly constructed martenity ward at Nyabyeya Health Center II in Budongo sub county, Buejenje county Masindi District.
The leaders noted that since the maternity ward has been constructed, the catchment area has also increased noting its the only health centre in Budongo sub county.
Sanyu Phiona the Chief Administrative Officer Masindi challenged the area Members of Parliament to advocate for the upgrade of Nyabyeya Health Center II to III status since its the only health centre in the sub county.
”Since the health centre has acquired a maternity ward to help in the deliveries of pregnant mothers, there is need to upgrade it to health centre III status,” she asserted.
Cosmas Byaruhanga the Masindi district chairperson lauded the Polish government for donating the project and asked the health workers to do their best to make sure that the expectant mothers are given quality services.
”Since we have acquired the maternity ward, health workers endever to do your best to make sure that the expectant mothers are given quality services,” He challeged the health workers.
When contacted on phone, Hon. Kenneth Kiiza Nyedwoha the Bujenje Member of Parliament told ugreports that since the health centre serves a bigger population in Budongo sub county, they will push for its elevation to health centre III status.
”We will sit with the district chairperson and write to the ministry of health to elevate the Nyabyeya health centre II to III status since it serves a bigger population in Budongo sub county,” he noted.
Jacek Bazanski the Polish Ambassador to Kenya said that with the maternity ward project donated by the Polish government, there are many projects which will be allocated to the same area.
Jacek also asserted that this will increase on the Bi-lateral relationship between Uganda and Poland. ”Such developments will increase on the Bi-lateral relationship between Uganda and Poland,” he noted.
According to the information obtained from office of bio-statistician, Nyabyeya health Centre II serves estimated population of 606 patients on monthly basis.
The construction of the maternity commenced last year in July.
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