By Reuben Olita
The completion of a multi-million modern block at the Amukura Health Centre in Teso South Sub County, whose elevation to Level 4 status is imminent, will be a relief to residents.
Residents have been experiencing difficulties, while seeking specialized treatment at the Busia County Referral Hospital (BCRH).
The facility which is 85 per cent complete is part of Governor H.E Sospeter Ojaamong’s agenda of revolutionizing the health sector by bringing services closer to the people.
Chief Officer Health and Sanitation Jonathan Ino said the state of the art facility which is a two storey building will be a one stop shop that provides medical services.
He made the remarks during site inspection of the facility, where he was accompanied by the contractor (Cathemax LTD), officers from Health and Infrastructure Department led by Ag. Director, Public Works, Eng Johnkevin Otwani.
Ino lauded the contractor for his commitment towards ensuring that the project is completed on time to benefit residents who have been facing challenges in terms of medical cost and transport.
“We want to thank the contractor for the commendable job which has given the project management team an easy time. He is among the few contractors who have shown commitment,” he said, noting that the County Government is keen on making sure that the project is complete to serve the intended objective.
The unit will house a laboratory, consultation room, pharmacy, x-ray, dental unit, ultra sound and server room at the ground floor.
The facility will also have a male ward, theatre, recovery and sterilization rooms at the first floor, while postnatal, neonatal, delivery, female, pediatric, antenatal and labor wards will be housed on the second floor.
The elevation of the health facility will bring improvement in terms of infrastructure and will also increase resources and workforce to ensure efficient provision of healthcare services.
Out of the contract period of 58 weeks, the contractor has taken 32 weeks.