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KAYUNGA HOSPITAL RECONSTRUCTION TO PRIORITIZE LABORATORY SERVICES

 
 
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine has led a team from the Ministry’s top management and the Central Public Health Laboratories on a tour of the Kayunga hospital, currently under reconstruction.
 
The tour was intended to establish the progress of works vis-a-vis the set timelines, as well as the services rendered to the community within the currently available space.
 
Dr. Atwine emphasized the need to work on the Laboratory, theatre and maternity areas given their critical importance and impact on health outcomes.
 
She applauded the engineering and contracting teams for the commitment exhibited towards the timely completion of reconstruction works at the facility.
 
As part of routine support supervision, the team also held a meeting with district leadership and other stakeholders to assess the operations of the Kayunga hub and how it benefits the communities.
 
Kayunga district has a total of 12 functional labs, one at the hospital, two at Health Centre IVs, eight at Health Centre IIIs, while one is a Private Not-For-Profit. 
Kayunga hub became functional in 2013, serves 29 health facilities within Kayunga district and beyond, and was internationally accredited in October 2018.

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