RUKUNGIRI– With an urgent need for quick solutions in ensuring that pregnant mothers access quality and affordable healthcare services, the Rukungiri district Woman legislator Hon Midius Natukunda Kaharata has started the distribution of hospital equipment worth over 156 million shillings to health facilities across the District.
The hospital equipment consist of mattresses, bed sheets, blankets, aprons, and delivery beds.
Hon Natukunda donated the items to Bugangari Health Center IV in Bugangari Sub County, Ruhinda health center (III) in Ruhinda sub County and Kisizi Health center (III) in Nyarushanje Sub County all in Rukungiri district.
According the legislator, she was advised by the District Health Officer (DHO) on how to distribute these equipment to different hospitals depending on their need. Speaking during the handover, Hon. Midius Natukunda narrated that she decided to engage in the activity after a needs assessment study that established a continued need for availability of hospital equipment to enable people acquire better health services.
Natukunda noted that she found most District health facilities in poor state thus calling on the Ministry of health to intervene and promised to cooperate with other district leaders to solve problems within health facilities. She urged people and health workers to own the donated equipment and look after them so that they can last longer and meet their intended goals.
While receiving the donations at Ruhinda health center III, Helen Kabajungu the Ruhinda sub county chairperson applauded Hon. Midius for working tirelessly and thinking about her electorate requesting her to lobby for more such that people enjoy excellent health service delivery. At Bugangari Health center IV, Teddy Tushabe the Sub county district woman councilor revealed that their facility has for long been challenged by inadequate Medical equipment thanking and asking her Midius to keep up the spirit of helping local people. Byamukama Juston the Bugangari Sub County chairperson requested Hon. Midius to lobby for their children, women and extension of maternity wards stressing that what they have is limited compared to their demand.
By tanbull256 Rukungiri Reporter