By Jumah Nsubuga
World Vision Uganda has asked government to allocate more funds for constructing hospitals in all sub counties to stop patients from walking long distances for medical treatment.
This call was made by the programmes manager World Vision in Kiboga district ,Mr William Mubiru while speaking at the ‘Child Health Now’ campaign held in Kibiga sub-county in Kiboga district yesterday.
During this campaign, people tested for HIV/AIDs , screened for cancer , children were immunized and parents were taught how to feed their children to avoid poor feeding which causes diseases.
Mr Mubiru said that world vision finds it difficult in helping people to improve on their health in some sub-counties because patients fail to reach health centres due to long distances.
He also urged government to ensure that drugs are available in hospitals and cited out Kambugu health IV which has no drugs and other health services which force patients to walk over 12 km to Kiboga hospital to get treatment .
Meanwhile the RDC Kiboga district, Joseph Kule Muranga urged parents to always make their children test for HIV/AIDs so that they know their children health status regarding HIV/AIDs and seek treatment for them in case are HIV positive.
Mr Muranga also decried safe water shortage in Kiboga district and urged government to respond quickly such that people can stop using unsafe water which is harmful to their lives.