Totalenergies refurbishes hospital in Nwoya, medics smile

Health workers pose a photo with TotalEnergies and local government officials in front of a refurbished Anaka Hospital in Nwoya District. The health facility was renovated by the oil company (Image: Denis Omony)

After four years without abode at Anaka General Hospital in Nwoya District, a newly renovated 12-unit staff quarters has been handed over to the hospital administration.

Medics at the health facility have for all that long been finding hard times to rent rooms some distance away from the hospital especially when they are scheduled for night duties and needed for emergencies.

The facility’s roof was blown off by the storm in March 2018; exposing many parts of the structure to destruction beyond usage before the major makeover.

Ms Stella Grace Awor, a Nursing Officer at the facility, credited the district leaders and Totalenergies for the cooperation that has seen the renovation a reality saving them from rent expense.

Dr Joseph Arike, the Anaka General Hospital Medical Superintendent, said the move assists greatly towards solving the staff accommodation problem which compromises service delivery.

He said there remains 34 staff sharing rooms outside the hospital quarters part of the entire 154 members.

The Nwoya Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Gabriel Richard Atama, said the renovation is a big stride forward in creating an enabling working environment for the health workers to offer improved service to their clients.

Speaking at the handover, Ms Joy Muballe, TotalEnergies Social Performance Director, underscored the need to utilise the structure to better service apart from ensuring that it is kept in good shape for durability.

Audio: Muballe on hospital (English)

The renovation was part of TotalEnergies Corporate Social Responsibility to ensuring people’s wellbeing and creating shared value of the community essential workers.

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