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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI COMMISSIONED KAYUNGA DISTRICT HOSPITAL AND ISIMBA BRIDGE
The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 08TH January 2021 commissioned the newly expanded, renovated and refurbished Kayunga District hospital and Isimba bridge.
The hospital was funded by the Government of the Republic of Uganda and that Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) funds for International Development (DFID) at a cost of 70 billion shillings,
Recently in October 2020, Kayunga District Council approved a motion of upgrading Kayunga hospital from the level of a District hospital to a regional referral hospital, whereby residents of Kayunga District and the neighboring districts will not be required to move for specialized medical referral services anymore.
The scope of works included construction of the New Main Hospital Complex for: OPD, Laboratory, Radiology, Accident and Emergency, Operation theatre, Maternity Ward and Private Wing Renovated and remodeled existing ward block into male, female, pediatric and isolation wards. Number of beds increased from 100 to 200, existing medical buildings into upgraded support facilities: Kitchens, Laundry, Stores, maintenance workshops, etc. Rehabilitation of all existing staff houses and construction of 130 housing units for staff and interns.
The President also commissioned Isimba bridge comprises of two bridges with one measuring 435 metres and the other 475 metres connecting Kayunga and Kamuli districts. and said that another bridge from R. Sezibwa in Kayunga District connecting to Nakasongola was also being constructed. The President also said that t Bbale-Galilaya road wiould also be worked on.
The President argued the people of Kayunga to fight household poverty; keep themselves healthy by avoiding HIV/AIDS, Corona, and to keep the peace, by not rioting to disrupt the country.V