Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is in advanced stages to begin the construction of the UPDF Diagnostic Centre and Dental Unit at lower Mbuya barracks.
According to sources, the facility will serve as a referral hospital within the UPDF’s health system, where both civilian and military personnel will be attended to.
In February last year, the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General David Muhoozi presided over the ground breaking ceremony of the facility that is expected to cost the UPDF US$35 million.
In the same year the Commander-in-Chief of armed forces General Yoweri Museveni donated dental machines to the facility.
‘Due to high costs charged by private medical facilities, the hospital will not only avail services to security operatives but to also to civilians,’ the sources said.
Efforts to contact Army Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire over the development were futile by press time.
Currently, UPDF’s Bombo Hospital is one of the prominent medical facilities that offer quality services to Ugandan nationals irrespective of whether they are soldiers or civilians.