Minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties, Hon. Sarah Opendi officiates at ground breaking ceremony of a maternity center at Bukasakya Subcounty in Mbale District. The center costing UGX 564M will also house an Antenatal ward, postnatal ward,outpatient rooms, neonatal resuscitation facility and theatre amongst others.
The maternity center will be constructed with support from Spotlight on Africa, a UK based organization who also constructed an outpatient department at the same subcounty.
Spotlight on Africa intends to put up a complete hospital worth USD 225,000 which will also serve neighboring sub counties. The facility will also help to decongest Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.
In the same vein, the organization donated 2 tricycle ambulances to boost emergency services in Bukasakya subcounty.
Bukasakya subcounty is densely populated with a population of approximately 35,000.
Spotlight On Africa built a fully fledged primary school with staff quarters, sunk 35 Boreholes in the community and now constructing a health facility