The Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre at Bole in the Savannah region will soon be upgraded to a polyclinic. This was disclosed by the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Damogo Very Rev. Fr. Martin Muosayir during a short but impresive sod cutting ceremony for the construction of the ultra – modern polyclinic at Bole on Tuesday, 6th July, 2021. The project is funded by the St John’s Parish, Duisburg – Hamborn from Germany.
In a welcome address at the sod cutting, the in charge of Health Centre; Mr. Sutaa Francis gave a brief history of the Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre. He said the health centre was established in 1963 as an outreach centre where health workers who were “Rev. Sisters” traveled from
Damogo to Bole to offer health services to the people.
The health centre according to Mr Sutaa later became a mobile Clinic in 1966, offering diverse services for the people of Bamboi through to Sawla. The health services were later extended to Tuna, Gindabor, Gbenfu, Sonyor and many other communities in the then Bole district which was later divided into two; Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba districts.
Mr. Sutaa reiterated that the primary aim for the establishment of the Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre was to provide basic health needs for the people. He assured the people of Bole and beyond that the Martyrs of Uganda Polyclinic when completed will provide more quality and veriety of health services for them. He therefore called for the support of everyone.
The Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre currently offer 24 hour OPD services, laboratory, mental health, school health, HCT/PMTCT, health education/promotion, dispensary and detention among other services.
According to Mr Sutaa, after attaining a polyclinic status, plans are still under way to upgrade the facility again to a specialist facility that will cater for special cases that would have been referred outside Bole. In the light of this, Mr Sutaa called on all benevolent individuals, groups and organizations for support to put up more facilities in the polyclinic.
A special appeal was also made to the Paramount Chief and president of Bole Traditional Council; Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge-Feso I to leave a legacy at the polyclinic by building a facility there which would name after him(Bolewura)
Amidst COVID 19 protocols the program was well attended by representatives from the Bole District Assembly, the office of the member of parliament for Bole/Bamboi, the Bishop’s Secretariat, the Bole Traditional Council, the Bole District Health Directorate, management and staff of Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre and some opinion leaders.
TG Construction and Hydro Engineering Ltd is the contractor in charge of the project while North West Consortium Ltd is the consulting firm.
MARTYRS OF UGANDA PARISH – BOLE