Katuna Town council grappling without a health facility

BY APN Reporter

Residents of Katuna town council in Kabale district are demanding a health facility in the area to improve the delivery of health services. The town council has a population of over 30,000 people.

But the residents say that despite the population, there is no government health facility, which forces them to trek more than two kilometers to access health services at Kamugaguzi health centre III in Kamuganguzi Sub County.

The Executive Director Katuna Maps, Sarah Sendegeya says that residents especially sex workers and truck drivers face difficulty in accessing health services, whenever they fall during the night as there is no nearby government health center. She is now calling on relevant authorities to construct a health facility in the town council to help save the lives of these people.

The Katuna Town Council Mayor, Nelson Nshangabasheija, says that he has already informed the district health officer about the urgent need of a health facility in the area.

The Acting District Health Officer, Immaculate Mandela, says that plans are underway to construct a health centre at the border to help the residents get the services.

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