HEALTH PS: Dr Diana Atwiine

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine  has signed works and supervision contracts for the refurbishment of Kawolo and Busolwe hospitals, with support from the Spanish government.

While addressing the press at the ministry headquarters in Wandegeya, Dr. Atwine disclosed that the renovation and rehabilitation at the respective hospitals will be carried out in phases to ensure uninterrupted service to the public.

She said designs for Busolwe hospital refurbishment will be finalized in seven months, and vowed to enforce strict supervision to minimize hitches. The handover for renovation and rehabilitation of Kawolo is tentatively scheduled for April 5, 2017 and upon completion, the hospital will have a new maternity ward, theatre and a trauma center for accident victims.

The renovations at the two hospitals come at a time when Mulago National Referral Hospital and Kawempe Hospital are under renovation and remodeling to meet international standards.