Access to health services by locals in mbunga remains a great challenge

By our reporter

Residents of Mbunga Sub County in Kasese district are finding hard to access health services.

Before Kilembe Mines Hospital that was in Kilembe valley was hit by the floods and later transferred to Kasese town, the locals would flock the health facility to access health services.

Now, the locals are complaining that it is quite expansive to transport a patient from their hilly areas to Kilembe Mines hospital.

Mr. Alexander Kibwebwe, the Local Council Chairperson for Nyakazinga village confirmed this to our reporter.

He adds that Mbunga Health Center II which is found in the area is far from other residents who are staying in areas neighboring Rukooki Sub County in the southern side of the sub county.

According to Kibwebwe, the health status of the people in the area is appalling asking government to think about elevating the health center II to a health center III status so that other health related cases are handled.

He also noted that the locals who have the capacity to rush the sick person to Kasese town using stretchers are impeded by lack of a bridge on River Nyamwamba.

He reminded the locals of their responsibility of working closely with their elected leaders in order to realize development.

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