Archibishop Ssemogerere lauds health workers’ commitment

Our Lady of Consolata Kisubi Hospital on Thursday officially inaugrated their UGX 2.3 Billion Heart Centre.

The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of General Duties in the office of the president Justine Kasule Lumumba. The ceremony was attended by Political leaders and other dignitaries.

The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Paul Ssemogerere lauded the health workers for their unwavering commitment and bravery through service.

The Archibishop also urged health workers and other hospital staff to renew their commitment to their duties in line with the church.

“Responsibilities and duties should be done in line with the church because Kisubi health workers and staff are the face of the Catholic community therefore they should be kind and passionate to all patients.” The Archibishop remarked

While delivering her keynote address, Lumumba said the Centre will save Uganda funds lost to medical tourism.

Lumumba also urged Ugandans to lead healthy life styles through exercise and good eating habits to avoid Heart Complications.

Dr Peter Lwabi of the Uganda Heart Institute revealed that 10 percent of children are born with heart complications and over 16,000 lives are lost to heart related complications annually.

Katabi chairperson Ronald Kalema commended the catholic community and hospital leadership for their unwavering devotion towards improving health care.

He also urged central government to improve the infrastructure particularly the road that links Kampala – Entebbe road to the hospital.

The second phase of the heart centre will cost about UGX 8.1 billion. The hospital has so far received a total of 9234 heart disease related consultations.

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