BY CHRIS FRANK
KIKUUBE: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The Buhimba town council leaders in Kikuube district, Bunyoro sub-region have asked the government to upgrade the newly constructed Buhimba Health centre III to a health centre IV.
This, they say, would lead to a better health service delivery in the area.
The demand comes in response to the overwhelming number of patients seeking services at the health facility.
Musa Mugisa, the chairman for Buhimba town council, explained that the health centre is on a strategic location along the busy Hoima-Fort Portal road.
This makes Buhimba easy to be accessed by patients from the neighboring sub-counties of Buhimba, Bugambe and Kiziranfumbi among others.
The facility which has one main structure sits on over four acres of land which the leaders say is enough to accommodate more buildings.
Susan Kabasindi, the area female district councilor, said that an upgrade would come with its associated benefits like increased staffing, more volume of drugs supplied and more medical wards.
Pointing out that both Buhimba town and Buhimba sub-county lack a health centre four, Kabasindi promised to present the issue to the district council once they resume business.
Dr Gerald Asaaba, the acting district health officer for Kikuube agreed that each county is supposed to have a health centre IV in line with a standing government policy.
He however admitted that Buhaguzi East County where the town council falls does not have any health centre IV.