SHEEMA– Kitagata General Hospital management is demanding for the elevation of the facility to a regional referral hospital.
Dr. Wilson Kabwishwa the senior Medical superintendent at Kitagata Hospital says the high number of people seeking services at the facility, totaling between 150 – 200 daily, has exerted pressure on it leading to an acute shortage of drugs.
Speaking at a function as the hospital received 20 mattresses from Eurofoam over the weekend, Dr. Kabwisha noted that if the hospital is upgraded to the level of a referral, it will expand and accommodate more patients.
Handing over the 20 mattresses the Eurofoam Marketing Manager, Clare Kemigisha said that due to a huge number of patients the facility admits daily, they have voluntarily decided to give it a helping hand.
The hospital located in Kitagata Town council was constructed in 1970 and it has a capacity of 100 beds serving districts of Buhweju, Rubirizi, Bushenyi, Mitooma, Sheema and parts of Rwampara and Ntungamo districts.