The County Government of Busia is constructing a modern mortuary at the Nambale Sub County Hospital at a cost of Sh6 million.
The morgue which is 45 per cent complete will serve residents of Nambale and other neighbouring Sub Counties including Butula and Teso South.
Chief Officer Medical Services, Dr Isaac Omeri said the facility will have the capacity to hold 15 bodies, adding that once complete it will be fitted with modern equipment.
“The mortuary will be spacious and will have refrigeration equipment to ensure bodies are well preserved. The facility will also ease pressure on the Busia County Referral Hospital morgue which has a small capacity,” he said.
Speaking after inspecting the facility, Dr Omeri said its completion will be a reprieve to the local residents who have been facing difficulty in accessing mortuary services to preserve bodies of their loved ones as they prepare for burial.
Residents have welcomed the project, asserting that it will alleviate challenges experienced especially in terms of transport cost.
“We want to thank the County Government for considering Nambale Sub County for this wonderful project. The nearest health facilities that provide mortuary services are Butula Mission Hospital and the project is expected to be complete by the end of May, 2021.
The Chief Officer was accompanied by the County Chief Nurse Tito Kwena, Nambale Sub County Hospital Administrator Amos Njaga, Magdaline Ikaal (Sub County Public Health Nurse) and Judith Heckanusur (Sub County Public Health Officer) among others.
A similar project is also set to be constructed at the Khunyangu Sub County Hospital in Butula.
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