Hundreds of people on Monday flocked Bukedea Teaching Hospital, which is now open to patients.
Majority of the patients were expectant mothers who checked in the hospital to seek maternal care.
Photos by Eric Dominic Bukenya/Office of the Speaker
Agnes Amongin from Aloet village, the first patient to receive treatment at the newly-opened Hospital, expressed delight after receiving medical care.
“I came here for antenatal care and I am delighted to have been received by a team of good nurses who have given me good care,” Amongin said.
Florence Mugena, one of the expectant mothers said their plight of healthcare inadequacies have now been addressed.
“We have been taken care of very well by the nurses and I thank Hon. Anita Among for building for us this hospital. It will save us the burden of walking long didtances to get treatment,” Mugena said.
Located along Mbale-Soroti Highway in Bukedea District, Bukedea Teaching Hospital will offer both general and specialised treatment and it is a beacon of hope for Teso and the neighbouring areas in addressing healthcare gaps in the region.