There was excitement as Sheema Development Association (SDA) delivered a theatre operating table worth UGX17.8m to Kitagata Hospital in Sheema District.
The theatre operating table was handed over to the Hospital in a ‘scientific’ function held on Tuesday, May 12th.
The theatre operating bed was purchased by funds raised by Sheema people spearheaded by Sheema Development Association (SDA).
Johnson Musinguzi Byarabaha, the Sheema Development Association chairman appreciated members of the association and the people of Sheema district for digging (deep) into their pockets to acquire the theatre table.
The SDA chair challenged Sheema district Local Government leaders led by the District Chairman Mr. David Kabigumira and CAO to partner with the hospital management committee to write proposals to the ministry of health and other relevant bodies so that Kitagata hospital can be upgraded into regional referral hospital for greater Bushenyi sub-region.
“I request the district administration we partner in writing proposals to the Ministry and other relevant bodies to build capacity for Kitagata hospital to be uplifted into a Regional Referral Hospital. This will see even the current Health Centres benefit.
He cited that regional referral hospitals like Mbarara get UGX10b annually, unlike Kitagata which receives nothing for capital development except salaries, medical supplies and other utilities.
The Kitagata hospital boss Dr. Johnson Kabwishwa welcomed the donation with open arms and said that the operating bed that has been used at the facility was there since 1969 saying that SDA and the people of Sheema have made a record.
The Table was purchased from Joint Medical Stores (JMS)