Friday, December 01, 2023

Uganda heart institute has asked for additional 20 billion shillings to enable the institute to handle more heart operations in the forthcoming year.

The institute director doctor John Omangine has warned of more heart complications in the country if these funds are not released.
While appearing before the health committee chaired by Koboko municipality Mp  Dr.Charles Ayume Amongine told the committee that their research has indicated 160,000 birth of children to be suffering from heart complications where one out of the four adults are also having heart complications.
He has expressed dismay after most of the stuff poached by other countries after spending over 100 million in training.

The director has also warned the government on the high funds charged to Ugandans where they are set over 20,000 dollars to undergo heart operations abroad yet these would spend 5000 dollars while treated here.
But the committee members including Mubende woman Mp Hopegranier Nakazibwe questioned why the institute continues to charge Ugandans yet the instate is facilitated.
Other committee members including Jinja west Mp Dr.Lusala Batuwa and Bukholi island woman Mp Margret Makoha pledged to ensure that this budget is revised.
Meanwhile, the National council of sports has asked parliament to increase the budget which is to is allocated the sports sector. While appearing before the committee of education the chairperson of the national council of sports Dr. Patrick demanded additional 60 billion shillings.
The funds will be distributed among the 51 sports federations. Egwel further told the committee that the funds would be used to organize international sports events such as the Olympics and other sports events.
He adds that the council is looking forward to increasing infrastructure such as sports centers.
Egwel further says they want to partner with the private sector to ensure that the sports events are marketed.

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