President Museveni has asked Ugandans to live a responsible lifestyle which can help prevent diseases.

Mr Museveni was on Tuesday commissioning Entebbe General Hospital formerly known as Entebbe Grade B Hospital, the hospital was closed in 2013 to pave way for its renovation and expansion.

The new complex was constructed at a cost of about $7m funded by the government of Uganda and the World Bank under the Uganda Health Systems strengthening Programme.

“It is important to have and build hospitals, however good Health is not in having hospitals, it is in avoiding diseases. With preventive health measures, you avoid 80% of diseases,” President Museveni said.

“I encourage you to immunize against cervical cancer and other diseases, maintain good hygiene, drink clean safe water, avoid HIV and excessive alcohol consumption. You should not cause yourself harm so that you go to hospital.

The Hospital receives up to 300 daily out patients and serves residents both public and private from Wakiso, Entebbe, Mpigi districts and nearby islands.