Residents ask for allocation of health workers

RESIDENTS of Rukuba Island in Musoma rural constituency have requested the government to allocate health workers to their newly constructed health facility.

According to a statement released yesterday by the Office of Member of Parliament for Musoma Rural, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, allocation of more health workers to the facility will relieve patients, especially pregnant women from travelling long distances using canoes to Musoma town for medication.

“People of Rukuba Island and their leaders are thankful to the government for disbursing 500m/- for the construction of the health centre that is now complete and ready for use.

“It has four blocks including a maternity ward, laboratory, operation room and a laundry room,” read part of the statement.

Furthermore, it clarified that the completion of the facility was made possible after expanding the only available dispensary in the area saying residents contributed money and workforce to ensure that it becomes a reliable health facility.

Currently, the facility will be using the Outpatient Department (OPD) available at the dispensary as the new one is under construction.

In terms of education, Rukuba Island has a well-furnished primary school with enough classrooms and adequate desks for all pupils and two teachers’ offices.

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