The structures at Maziba Health Center IV in Maziba Sub County Kabale
district are in an appalling state.
The structures at Maziba Health Center IV were constructed in 1947 when it was serving as a sub dispensary and since then the government has never renovated them.
One of the midwives who talked to our reporter on condition of anonymity said that all the facility structures and staff houses have leaking roof.
She says that this expresses fears that health workers and patients’ lives are exposed to danger especially whenever it rains. She says that the facility needs dare renovations to suit standards of supporting and giving better service delivery.
The Executive Director of Kabale Women in Development-KWID Florence Tumuheirwe, says that the structures of the facility and houses for health workers at the facility developed cracks over five years and poses a risk to the patients as well as the workers. She says that the structures have leaking roof that needs immediate attention.
The Kabale District Secretary for Health, Education and Sports and community based services Johnson Baguma admits that the structures are in poor state. He however said that they written to the ministry of health and are waiting for response.
The Acting Kabale District Health Officer Immaculate Mandela says that they are aware of the challenge at the facility. Mandera adds that this financial year, the government is only working on the facility theater only.