Kasese Municipal health Center three is struggling to provide health care services to patients evacuated from Kilembe Mines hospital due to lack of drugs and facilities for complex cases.
At least 87 patients were evacuated from Kilembe Mines hospital on Thursday as a result of flooding when River Nyamwamba burst its banks.
The patients were taken to Kasese Municipal health center three, St. Paul’s, Rukoki health center and Kagando hospital.
James Mwiruwabo, the Kasese Municipal health Centre three in Charge, says they lack adequate technical resources and drugs to handle cases in need of surgery.
He also says the number of patients have stretched the available human resource at the facility.Mr. Mwiruwabo Speaking 1;…..
Mwiruwabo wants government to increase medical supplies to the facility and make temporary arrangements to deploy some staff from Kilembe hospital to the facility. Mr. Mwiruwabo Two;…….
David Alijuna, a patient from Kyenjojo District says the floods found him mobilizing transport to return home. Alijuna, who suffered a broken bone, was expected to return to Kilembe hospital next month.
Dr. Yusuf Baseke, the Kasese District Health Officer, said there are doing arrangements to support the patients.
However, the Hospital Administrator, Onesmas Kibaya this radio afternoon that they were yet to receive relief and technical teams from government.
Mr. Kibaya Speaking ;………