Kayunga Hospital is to be officially handed over to the government of Uganda by the end of this year.
The Project Manager at Arab Contractors Limited Eng Hytham Elderby told Watchdog Uganda on Monday that they opted to speed up the construction works because they wanted the hospital to quickly resume operations.
“We have so far covered 70 per cent of the construction works. We were supposed to handover the hospital to government in 2020, but since we care about the patients, we decided to speed up the work so that we complete the construction earlier than expected. By the end of this year, the hospital will be ready for use,” revealed Eng. Elderby.
He added that the new hospital will have 300 beds, state of the art pharmacy, patients’ waiting hall, three laboratories, three fully equipped operating theaters, 32 doctors’ quarters and a hostel for medical interns.
“The hospital is going to have special patient check room and a conducive resting place for patients.”
Eng Elderby attributes success so far registered to co-operation between his company and all players in the project including relevant government ministries and bodies, Kayunga district leadership and the communities who have offered the local input of labour.