Sanitation at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital is in a sorry state.
The state of sanitation in Mubende regional referral hospital is in a sorry state with the poor state of sanitation forcing the support staff mainly cleaners to go on strike over a lengthy period of time without salary payments.
The hospital cleaners went on strike on Monday fronting a five months spell without pay yet on duty thus bring fear to the health of the patients if left minus receiving their services.
Some of the patients that have talked to this site; have criticized the poor sanitation of the area with latrines that are out of use, dirty treatment wards and medics who have left the vicinity until the situation is back to normal, fearing for their own dear lives.
Speaking to the hospital liaison officer, Muhindo Louis has admitted the current state of the hospital with dirty latrines asserting that the hospital uses latrines not toilets which get full easily because of the high population in the area but are working hand in hand to solve the problem.
Muhindo however, has rubbished reports that the medics are on strike saying that everyone is at work and the situation is at normal despite of some sanitation problems which are blamed on a one contractor, Nakawa Foodstuffs Limited who were contracted to do the general cleaning at the hospital.
Mubende referral hospital is a hub for patients from districts like Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Kiboga, Kyankwazi, Gomba, Kagadi, Kibale, Ssembabule and Mubende district.
The Secretary for health and education at Mubende district Local government Hon. Zziwa Daniels Kazibwe has urged patients and health workers to stay calm as the situation is in control.