BY PASCAL ONEGA AND INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
BULIISA: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
Biiso Health Centre IV in Biiso Town Council, Buliisa District, has successfully carried out its maiden operations on patients since its up-grade from a health centre III.
On Friday, 20 people were discharged after undergoing operations for different conditions.
The feat was celebrated with a scientific function organized at the facility premises and graced by the Biiso health workers, patients, district councilors and the acting Biiso town clerk who presided over it.
Peter Otim, the health centre in-charge said that twenty patients have been discharged and four others are still being monitored after their operations.
The patients who went under the knife had presented various conditions such as hydroceles and hernia, while some pregnant mothers underwent cesarean section.
The operations follow a two-week surgical camp with support from other nongovernmental organizations, and fellow doctors from Kampala who came to volunteer and help the lives of people since some of them would not have money for the expenses.
He called upon the discharged patients to avoid lifting heavy things, abstain from sex until they feel well, maintain good hygiene and also taking the tablets given until they become well.
Nicholas Aliganyira, the district councilor representing Biiso town council, who is also the Chairperson Buliisa District health and community service committee thanked the community for welcoming the initiative.
He commended health centre in-charge and the health team at the facility for being committed and cooperating to deliver health services to the community at zero cost, especially in the surgical department.
Rogers Balemesa, the acting town clerk, applauded the health team from the surgical department for giving up their time to save the life of the poor people.