Gov’t Boosts Medical Services in Amuru district
Medical services in Amuru district have been boosted in a multi million shillings project that has seen mobile clinic services introduced in hard to reach areas.
Jacob Ampeire, the Public relations Officer Ministry of health says the project worth over 300 million shillings is aimed at improving access to health services through outreaches with particular focus on Adolescents and youth in Northern and West Nile regions.
He said the two regions have seen an influx of refugees from South Sudan which has burdened the already strained health and social services in the areas.
Ampeire said mobile clinic services that started in December 2018 will last until January 2020 adding that they intend to reach at least 192,000 youths and Adolescents aged between 10-24 years.
The mobile clinic services include HIV testing and counseling, measles and rubella vaccination, malaria testing and treating, youth sex education and provision of family planning services.
Margaret Odokonyero, the Assistant Amuru district Health Officers said that majority of Amuru residents are in areas far from health facilities.