By Innocent Atuganyira
In a bid to improve the health service delivery in the oil rich Buliisa district, Hon. Norah Bigirwa Nyendwoha the District Woman Member of Parliament in May this year commenced the construction of a general ward at Biiso Health Centre IV in Biiso Town.
The 100 bed capacity general ward which is in final stages is expected to be completed before this year ends.
Over the weekend, Hon. Nyendwoha organized a fundraising drive which attracted different political leaders across the country who contributed towards its completion, and over 60 million shillings was contributed.
The ceremony was supposed to be graced by Rt. Hon. Anita Among Annet the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, she however delegated Hon. Sarah Opendi the state minister for health.
‘’The speaker has donated 20 million shillings towards the completion of this general ward,’’ Minister Opendi said.
Opendi commended the Hon. Nyendwoha for the initiative and giving back to the electorates something she said is rare among the politicians.
The Buliisa Constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Allan Atugonza contributed one million shillings.
Others are Hon. Sarah Opendi who presided over the function donated worth 1M, Denis Namala from EALA 2M, Hon. Pacutho AVuur Woman member of Parliament Packwach District 1M.
Hon. John Bosco from Bukedea district 2M, Hon; David Karubanga Kigorobya County 1M, Hon. Gabriel Ukumu Zumbo district 1M, Hon. James from Agago district 1M, Hon. Max Kaunde from Kiryandongo district 1M.
Dr. Peter Otim, the Biiso Health Centre IV in-charge said that since the facility has only one ward shared by all patients, if the general ward is officially handed over to them will improve on the health service delivery.
The health expert also commended the legislator for constructing the general ward saying it’s rare among the politicians.
Biiso Health Centre IV was elevated last year, according to Dr. Otim, the health centre serves a population of 300 patients on a daily basis.