Mulago Hospital $50m Rehabilitation Begins October

MulagoMulago National Referral Hospital’s new overhaul is to be started next month with President Museveni expected to do ground breaking in October of the project a communication from Special Presidential Communications Assistant, Sarah Kagingo said on Thursday.

The project is to be managed by Joadah Consult Limited is fully funded by the African Development Bank.

“President Museveni is expected to do ground breaking in October,” said Kagingo.

The Expected construction timeline is 24 months.


Of the multimillion dollar project, $30m is for construction.

Mulago hospital was founded in 1913 and in 1962 it was expanded by constructing lower Mulago to offer better services and facilities to patients.

New theatres, new intensive care unit and children will get to watch beautiful fountains!

Regarding socio-economic transformation, “we are busy building and pan-Ugandan health systems,” – President told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.


Mulago’s equipment without maintenance plan

The National Referral Hospital’s inadequacy to offer quality health care and a recent investigation by a local daily shows that during the camp which dealt with neurosurgical operations from January 7-11, Mulago hospital failed to avail basic theatre requirements.

Mulago Hospital
Mulago Hospital


Mulago has failed to provide facilities for sterilising equipment used during surgical operations, our source reveals this will be no more with $20 set aside for buying new equipment.

Staffers said Mulago’s boilers, autoclave and other medical equipment, were nonoperational without a maintenance plan. In addition, there is no distilled water in the hospital thus affecting laboratories and wards.


There has been increasing public outcry about the quality of services offered in the facility.

Mulago hospital that was built with a bed capacity of 1,500, now registers 3,000 admissions. This means, the hospital has had to do away with some beds in order to accommodate patients on the floors. And on daily basis, the health facility registers between 6,000 to 7,000 outpatients.




1 thought on “Mulago Hospital $50m Rehabilitation Begins October

  1. Any development is much welcome however it is too little compared to what KCCA is given. We should priotise health above KCCA. It benefit everyone if we can build health centres around Kampala to take off pressure of mulago. That hospital is too small.

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