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Bukwo General Hospital



Bukwo General Hospital, also Bukwo District Hospital or Bukwo Hospital, is a hospital in the Eastern Region of Uganda.

Location

The hospital is located on the Kapchorwa–Suam Road, in the town of Bukwo, approximately 155 km northeast of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. The coordinates of Bukwo Hospital are 1°17'39.0"N, 34°45'19.0"E (Latitude:1.294158; Longitude:34.755286).

Overview

Bukwo General Hospital is a public hospital, funded by the Uganda Ministry of Health and general care in the hospital is free. The hospital was built in the 2000s, with laying of the foundation stone in June 2010. The hospital is plagued by lack of electricity, and understaffing.

Renovations

In 2013, the government of Uganda, secured a loan from the World Bank to renovate certain Ugandan hospitals, including this hospital. The specific renovations planned include the following:

  • Construction of a new T-Block building
  • Construction of a new Outpatient department
  • Construction of an Emergency room (Casualty department)
  • Construction of a new Administrative offices
  • Construction of a house to accommodate the diesel generator
  • Construction of a placenta disposal facility
  • Construction of a medical waste disposal facility
  • Construction of six new staff houses
  • Construction of a laundry for the benefit of patient attendants
  • Construction of a kitchen and dining room for patient attendants
  • Construction of a new incinerator
  • Construction of ventilated, improved pit latrines for use by patient attendants and outpatients.