The Parliamentary Committee on Health has today visited the UPDF National Referral Hospital, Mbuya, Nakawa division to assess the status of the ongoing works.
The Committee on Health is mandated under rule 159(c), of the Parliamentary Rules of procedure to among others, assess and evaluate activities of the Government and other bodies.
In fulfillment of its mandate, Hon. Dr. Ayume Charles the chairperson of the Committee led a team of legislators to undertake the field visit to Mbuya Military Hospital to acquaint themselves with the status of the ongoing construction works on the project.
The hospital will treat military officers both at home and on foreign missions and also offer medical services to civilians at subsidized prices.
The hospital shall provide a wide range of services including specialized and super-specialized services including ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Urology, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Minimal access and endoscopy, Fertility, Dental, Oral and maxilla-facial, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Radiology and Imaging services among others.
The project is intended to address the ever-rising and unsustainable costs accruing from the referral of patients to private health facilities within and outside of the country.
To ensure sustainability, the hospital shall operate on a private not-for-profit model where the entitled patients shall be paid for by the institution and those from the general public shall access services at a subsidized fee.