On Wednesday, a team from the Ministry of Health led by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine and Director General Health Services, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, conducted an inspection visit of a 400 bed maternal and child health facility at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. The facility near completion will be ready by end of November 2020 and will greatly improve maternal and child health in the region.
Masaka Regional Referral Hospital is expected to be the 2nd largest facility in the country upon completion for the new construction this year. The Hospital will be uplifted to an almost 1,000 bed capacity Hospital.
Similarly, the Digital Health Division is currently installing equipment to digitalize medical records at Masaka RRH. The Ministry is moving to digital and Paperless Medical Services which will be piloted in all Regional Referral Hospitals using Computer Intelligence.
As part of the ongoing support supervision activities, the team also visited and assessed the call and dispatch center set up with support from KOFIH to enhance the Emergency Medical Response in the region.
The team comprised of Commissioner Clinical Services, Dr Jackson Amone, Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, Dr JB Nabohye, Commissioner Maternal and Reproductive Health Services, Dr Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti and Commissioner Environmental Health, Julian Kyomuhangi.