BY FREDERICK DRAMADRI
TEREGO: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2021
The district council of Terego has lined up 12 health facilities for upgrading so as to improve service delivery
They include Micu and Tuku HCII in Bileafe Sub-county, Itia in Katrinin and Kumuyo, Ogua, and Burua HCII all in Aii-ivu Sub-county.
The others are Obofia HCII in Terego Town Council, Ndapi HCII in Omugo Sub-county, Imvepi HCII in Odupi sub-county and Andelizu HCII in Uriama Sub-county.
The council has also asked the ministry of health to prioritise upgrading Omugo health center IV to a district hospital and Wandi health centre III to a health center IV status.
The District chairperson of Terego, Wilfred Saka said the upgrade of the health facilities has been planned in a manner that would ensure that the people get quality health services.
“I want to say health is a priority in this district and the country at large, once these are coded by the health Ministry we expect a healthier population due to the services they shall be availing to the local population,” he said.
Sunday Ayikoru, the secretary for Community services while presenting the list of the facilities before the district council said the proposal is in line with the guiding principles.
“This is based on the policy that for every 500,000 people, a hospital is needed. And yes this will reduce the frequent referrals to Arua with associated costs that Terego has been incurring,’’ Ayikoru said.
Terego district current has a population of 402,020 people, with 177,661 refugees and 233,000 host population.
Augustine Vuni, the LC3 chairperson of Odupi Subcounty said most of the health facilities in Terego district are overwhelmed with patients due to limited resources coupled with the influx of the refugees.