Kisoro Hospital Vehicles Grounded

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Michael Baganizi, the Medical Superintendent Kisoro hospital, says they require Shillings 30 million to repair each of the vehicles.

Kisoro Hospital is struggling to provide outreach services due to lack of transport. 



The only two vehicles belonging to the hospital broke down two years ago, and have never been repaired due to lack of resources.
 
The two vehicle, a Toyoto Land Cruiser registration number UG 1707M and Double Cabin Pick up registration number UG 2966M are grounded in the hospital compound. 



As a result, Kisoro Hospital staff can't conduct health outreaches and mass sensitisation due to lack of transport. One of the health workers told URN on condition of anonymity on Tuesday that the vehicles were grounded when they developed engine problems. 



He said the lack of transport has affected immunization outreach programs and health sensitization campaigns among communities.


Michael Baganizi, the Medical Superintendent Kisoro hospital, says they require Shillings 30 million to repair each of the vehicles.
 
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Baganizi says currently administrators use the ambulance while travelling for office duties outside the district especially in Kampala, which leaves the hospital in a dilemma.
 

Wilson Tibugyenda, the Kisoro Chief Administrative Officer, says the district leadership is aware of the problem. 



Tibugyenda says they will soon write to the Health Ministry to lobby for a new service vehicle.

 

About the author

Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.