By Stanley Ebele
Dokolo Health Centre IV has received the state of the art theatre after USAID offered a total facelift to the old facility.
The facility has been equipped with modern theatre beds, surgical and other support equipment to facilitate quality service delivery.
Eugene Odongo, the Acting Assistant District Health Officer said the refurbished facility means that referral of expectant mothers at delivery, premature babies and accident victims will reduce as those will now be handled at the health facility.
“We are expecting to deliver high quality services for our mothers on cesarean, the premature babies and accident victims will get better services. We also expect referral cases to other higher facilities to reduce because we can handle them here,” said Odongo in an interview on Thursday.
The rehabilitation and refurbishment cost about 600 million shillings.
The Dokolo District Chairperson, James Otoo Apili is anticipating an increase in volumes of patients seeking services following the facelift and challenged the management of the facility to plan for the upsurge.
Micheal Oyuku, a resident of Dokolo Sub County lauded Dokolo district leadership and partners for prioritising health in the district.
Oyuku said, “We are glad our leaders and partners prioritise our health. Health is key and this means a life has been saved.”