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Alupe’s 100-bed mother, child health facility nears completion

The County Government of Busia is determined to ensure that the 100-bed Mother and Child Specialist Health facility at Alupe Hospital in Teso South Sub County is completed.

Speaking during the site inspection, the Chief Officer Health Jonathan Ino who was accompanied by Officers from the Department of Health and Infrastructure and Energy led by Engineer John Kevin Otwani revealed that the project is 65 per cent complete.

Ino encouraged the contractor, Road Network Limited to speed up the construction of the facility for it to serve the intended objective, adding that it will be a one stop shop that will ensure locals get services with ease.

“We look forward to ensuring that the project is finished so that the value for money is felt by the residents,” said Ino.

Otwani stressed Ino’s sentiments by saying that there is need for the contractor to ensure that he conforms to the standards by carrying out his work professionally.

“The contractors who have been assigned this work should work smart in ensuring the hospital is completed to serve the people of Teso,” he said.

The facility which is part of the Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s agenda of transforming the health sector will comprise of theatre, X-ray, maternity wards, pharmacy units, nutrition and immunization centres, laboratory, antenatal clinics and infant nurseries.

It will serve an estimated 220,000 clients annually, enhance reproductive health services for women and offer family planning services as well as reduce maternal and child mortality rates.

It will also serve as a regional training institution that will provide skills for both upcoming health practitioners and those already in service.

By Salome Alwanda

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