By Lydia Nabayego
Mukono health center IV has stopped admitting male patients into the center due to limited facilities to cater for them.
The head of the center Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, on Thursday revealed that the centre receives about 200 expectant mothers on a daily basis for treatment and yet the number of staff is too small with only seven midwives attending to them .He added that this has made it hard for the admission of many patients especially male patients.
Kasirye was addressing different officials during the ground breaking ceremony of the extension shade for expectant mothers at the centre .Present was Mukono Municipality Mayor Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga .
Ssenyonga requested government to elevate the center to a hospital status so that there can be an increase in the facilities offered and its capacity to accommodate all patients irrespective of their gender .
The center was meant to admit only 15 patients at ago but this has changed due to the over whelming number of patients in critical conditions.
At least shs5 millions were collected in the fundraising for the project which is expected to cost about shs 15 millions.