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The RDC LT.Joe Walunsimbi has commissioned Rukoki Health Centre IV maternity ward today 25th January 2025.

Rukoki Maternity ward was gutted by fire in June 2024 and since then  the facility has been operationalizing under challenges of limited accommodation for mothers.

Rehabilitation of the Maternity ward has been funded with support from Rotary snow peaks which organised the first fundraiser marathon that raised the start up funds worthy 36M out of the required 170M and  Medicins Sans Frontiers that took over the project to the level of completion.

According to the report presented by Dr. Masereka Abrahams , Rukoki operates to capacity of a hospital yet its not yet elevated to a hospital capacity. In his report, the facility delivers over 300 mothers monthly and yet they have been operating with limited bed capacity.

Dr. Abrahams requested Ministry of Health represented by Dr. Mugahi Richard to accelerate the process of elevating the facility to a hospital status so that they are able to operate to capacity.

The Chief Guest from Ministry of Health Dr. Mugahi Richard expressed his gratitude to management and staff of Rukoki Health Centre for for offering services above self.

He commended staff for the exceptional efforts and delivering beyond their capacity.

He pledged commitment of Ministry of Health to support Rukoki HC IV  to elevate to a functional hospital with all the required equipment.

The District Vice Chairperson Hon. Natuhwera Ham  asked Ministry of Health to give a special consideration to Kasese interms of allocation of health facilities considering the population of Kasese which is about 1.2 Millions.  He said that Kasese still has 17 subounties without Health Centre III’s despite the directive of government that every subcounty should have a health centre 111.

He requested that atleast another hospital should be allocated for Busongora North for easy access to health services.

The Deputy mayor, Kasese Municipality Hon Mupango Rabson thanked Rotary , MSF and other partners who have worked with government to ensure that the common people receive services. He requested for continuous partnership with government for better service delivery.


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