The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has commissioned three medical machines for supporting the Child and Maternal Health program at St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu City.
They include two anesthesia machines and one ultrasound machine valued at 368 Million Shillings.
The machines can monitor and detect stomach complications in children and offer effective cesarean deliveries for mothers as well as detecting abdominal injuries.
During the commissioning ceremony on Wednesday, Kitamura Yoshinori, the Head of Economic Cooperation Embassy of Japan said that the assistance is part of the Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project grant, a scheme administered by the Embassy of Japan to support community development projects to uplift the life of people at grassroots.
Dr. Cyprian Opira the Hospital Director says that the machines will ensure faster and accurate services that have stagnated or been suspended due to lack of the machines.
Lacor Hospital conducts about 5,000 serious operations and 30,000 ultrasound services annually, demands that Opira says are overwhelming.
Lacor is a Catholic founded hospital serving over 210,000 people annually from the entire Northern Uganda, Lango Sub Region and parts of South Sudan.