Rukungiri health center 4 Rwamahwa is grappling with challenges of transport which have affected them in terms of delivering health services in its outreach centers and other health centers attached to it in Rukungiri municipality.
This was yesterday revealed by Dr.Patrick Mugisha the in-charge Rukungiri health center 4 Rwamahwa while addressing the Eastern division council .
He had been requested by the speaker of the eastern division council James Twinamatsiko who was chairing the council meeting to give the state of health services in their division .
Dr. Patrick Mugisha said the health center 4 does not even have a motorcycle and which makes it hard for them conduct health outreaches like immunization among others.
He added that the health center is also facing the challenge of delayed supply of medicines because as they last received medicine from national medical stores in September and yet they receive 60-100 patients every day .
The national medical stores supplies medicine to health centers and hospitals after every two months meaning that Rukungiri health center 4 never received its supply for November.
Hon Dr. Erisa Rutahirwa the Rukungiri municipality legislator when asked about the issues, said Rukungiri health center 4 has not been a fully functioning health centre four but the ministry of health has already assured district leaders that a theater will be soon constructed and facility will be fully equipped like other health centre 4s giving examples of Buhunga and Kebisoni.
The Rukungiri municipality town clerk did not pick repeated calls to give light on issues affecting Rukungiri health centre 4.
The Rukungiri district secretary for health Mathias Mwesigwa Rwabungumi said its is not only Rukungiri health centre 4 that is facing challenges but also other health center 4s across the district because patients always run to get medical care in health center 4s leaving the lower health centers
He added that he has already written a letter to district health officer Rukungiri and other relevant authorities about the delayed supply of medicines