Priest urges Kikuube residents to observe healthy life

Monsignor Robert Mugisa of Hoima Catholic Diocese, prays for St Nicholas Health Centre 3 commissioned at Wairagaza Village in Kyangwali Sub-county, Kikuube District on Thursday, March 30, 2023. (Image: Samuel Baguma)

Residents of Kikuube District are advised to live in a clean environment for them to avoid catching diseases and contracting infections caused by poor hygiene and bad sanitation.

Monsignor Robert Mugisa of Hoima Catholic Diocese, notes that many a person fall sick due to their disinclination to observe proper personal hygiene and environmental sanitation that ultimately affects their life and costs them time and money treating would be avoidable diseases and illnesses.

The priest observes that thus far, there are some people who do not heed to pieces of advice from health care providers to observe healthy living.

This, consequently, pushes them to suffer from illnesses and diseases that disturb their all-inclusive social, economic and spiritual life.

He says besides becoming an easy prey to diseases due to being adamant to observing hygiene and sanitation, once such people fall sick, it becomes cumbersome for them to access the nearest health care facilities given the long distances involved in some geographical areas.

Having realised the long distance involved in accessing the nearest Nsozi Health Centre 3 – a public facility 13km from Wairagaza village, Hoima Catholic Diocese with support from Germany, has constructed a Health Centre 3 in the area in Kyangwali sub-county, Kikuube district.

Monsignor Mugisa reminds the Catholic Church founded facility users and health workers that God as the author of life, thus, it is intrinsic for them to rely on Him while seeking and providing health care at the health centre respectively.

He urges health care providers “to always work to save life, hold weekly meetings and prayers that will help and guide them to do their work effectively.”

St Nicholas Health Centre 3 constructed by Hoima Catholic Diocese at Wairagaza Village in Kyangwali Sub-county, Kikuube District as a donation by Nico Wacker Family of Germany. (Image: Samuel Baguma/Kazi-njema News)

Ms Rosemary Friday, who represented the German funders at the commissioning of the facility, challenged the health workers at the facility to exhibit a high degree of professionalism by observing the Hippocratic Oath while offering service to their clients.

She said this will create a good rapport between the health workers and their clients which will earn them trust in society.

Mr Ramadhan Mukumbuzi, one of the residents of Wairagaza village, appreciated the initiative saying the residents are now saved from travelling the long distance to Nsozi health facility.

He beseeched Hoima Catholic Diocese in liaison with the partners to construct such more health facilities in Kikuube district saying a lot of people are suffering for lack of inadequate health institutions that forces them to travel long distances seeking the services.

Mr Mukumbuzi said long distance coupled with deficient health facilities in Kikuube traps residents in poor health conditions that renders them incapable of being financially productive. 

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