Via UGPulse.com: Sharing rooms with Nodding disease patients. Excerpt:
Residents have expressed concern at the dire health situation in many of their heath centers which are ill equipped and badly maintained.
Patients at Palabek Kal Health Centre III in Lamwo district are forced to share wards with the nodding disease patients due to lack of enough accommodation.
The Health Centre which was built in 1950 has not gone any major renovation and currently is running without staff quarters, water point, latrine and most of the times is run without drugs.
According to the in charge of the health centre, Akwero Dorothy, the patients trek miles of distances to fetch water for themselves.
Akwero said the unit has no staff quarters which have forced them to take some of the offices to be used for accommodation.
She added that they have only 10 health workers at the centre out of the 19 who were supposed to run the Health Centre.
The Area LCIII chairman Odong James said the district has turned a deaf ear to listen to his request to renovate the health Centre which is in a sorry state.