By Charles Katabalwa/Umoja Standard.
Kawempe, Kampala-Uganda: The hospital was opened early July 2021 and it has been a hive of activity fitting it with various equipment it had 4(four) nurses 1(one) doctor, 1 (one) clinical officer 1(one) lab technician and other casual workers was started give primary heath services to low income earners in Kawempe North, South and other parts of Kampala irrespective of their religion, tribe or political affiliation.
The hospital, which is the size of a two-bedroomed house is where most of the medical equipment Segirinya donated then went and through his network of donors, kept receiving various equipment like oxygen cylinders, incubators, anaesthetic machines, wheel chairs, orthopaedic mattresses.
Before it’s construction Ssegirinya said that he used to travel a lot in countries like Sweden, Netherlands in his earlier term as a councillor and while lobbying for medical equipment, his prospective donors advised him to start a hospital. “They wanted somewhere where the equipment would go,” he says
He also revealed that most of his Shs30 million salary as an MP goes to meeting the needs of those who elected him.
While closing the hospital today James Mubiru the Lord councillor of Lubaga Norths who also doubles as the lawyer of the hospital told the media that services at the hospital management cannot run the hospital without out funds because the accounts of the MP are frozen and funds can’t be accessed to run the business.
Mubiru adds that it’s a shame to close this hospital when the government is just watching the space and it has been the only hospital in the area because Kawempe North does not have any health centre III , meaning poor people who can afford expensive private health facilities are going to die.
He has called upon members of Parliament more so those fighting for change to come out and demand for the release of Hon ssegirinya to come back and give services to his people.