Chinese company offers to elevate UPDF Health Center IV to a fully-fledged hospital

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Sinohydro Ltd Karuma, a Chinese company constructing Karuma dam has offered to enhance and elevate UPDF Field Artillery Division’s Health Center IV to a fully-fledged hospital with surgery and accommodation facilities as part of their corporate social responsibility.

The health center IV is always open to members of the public and is therefore shared between the military and the surrounding communities.
It handles a total number of 100 out-patients and 40 are admitted daily.

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While officiating at the ground breaking and laying of the foundation stone on Friday 11 October 2019, the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi thanked Sinohydro for extending a helping hand by supporting the health sector of Uganda.
The hospital will see quality services offered to both the military and the civilians who access the facility. “Such a gesture strengthens the ties between the two countries, Uganda and China, and you have chosen the right and purposeful support,” said Gen Muhoozi.

The CDF informed the public that a theater, laboratory, mortuary, Nurses quarters, Doctors’ houses and waiting shed will be constructed to elevate the facility to a full-fledged hospital.
The Chief of Medical Services Maj Gen Ambrose Musinguzi informed the guests that the hospital will cost over 1.5 million dollars and that the Ministry of Health will help put in all the equipment that match the new facility.

The project manager Sinohydro corporation Mr Deng and his team thanked the UPDF for the good working relationship and also thanked the government of Uganda for giving them opportunity to undertake various projects .

He added that as Sinohydro, they offered to construct a school, and hospital as part of their corporate social responsibility

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