May 15, 2013

Kitagata Hospital On The Verge Of Collapse

Uganda’s health system has always formed a basis for the opposition’s criticism of the goverment. The two were last year locked in a stand-off as the former wanted budgetary funds increased for the sector while government seemed uninterested and instead wanted more funds for the defense ministry.

Birds now find comfort in nesting at the hospital
Birds now find comfort in nesting at the hospital

Our very own Johnson Musinguzi visited Kitagata Hospital located in Ruhinda County, Sheema District, western Uganda and what he found was appalling.

The toilets whose flashing system broke down
The toilets whose flashing system broke down

The hospital whose structures and facilities is a demonstration of how the government pays lip service to the health sector and leave a lot to be desired about the government’s commitment to improve the health of ordinary Ugandans.

The Hospital premises are deserted to the extent that wasps live here, a clear danger to patients
The Hospital premises are deserted to the extent that wasps live here, a clear danger to patients

Even though it is administered by the Ministry of Health, wasps, birds, cob webs have turned this once glorious health unit into their habitat.

Even though the bed has government inscribed on it, it leave a lot to be desired about its healing process
one of the beds in the hospital

The toilets whose flashing system no longer works, torn mattresses, broken wheel chairs in the hospital tell the visual story of a deserted life giver.

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