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Mulago renovations progress

A section of renovated Mulago

The first phase of renovations of Mulago hospital is complete, officials have said.

Renovation work started late last year on Block A, which houses the new mortuary, accident and emergency unit and out-patient department, among other units.

A lead consultant on the renovations, Joel Aita, said Phase I comprises about 40% of the entire renovation work.

According to hospital spokesperson Enock Kusasira, the contractors have finished Phase I on time.

Kusasira says in February, the hospital will transfer patients so that rehabilitation of blocks B and C can start.

Aita said the hospital has been greatly expanded and more departments have been created in the new facility.

Last year, President Museveni officially launched the renovation of the hospital. The rehabilitation of the hospital will cost US$29 million, while equipment will cost US$20 million.

The money is part of a loan facility from the African Development Bank meant to increase access to quality and affordable health care services in Kampala. Rehabilitation of block B and C will commence in February next year.

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