Lango sub-region has received 12 Intensive care unit medical equipments to aid the health service delivery in the region.
Of the 12 Ten were installed at Lira Regional Referral Hospital while the other two at Lira University Teaching Hospital.
Lira Intensive care unit has received a new lease of life after government equipped it with 10 intensive care units facilities 10 years after it was established.
The unit is to serve all the Grater Lango districts.
The minister for health Dr Jane Ruth Acheng commissioned the fully equipped facility. She said the unit is being done in response to the Covid 19 pandemic across the country.
Acheng pledged support to health facility for better health service delivery in the new city and the region at large.
The Director Lira Regional Referral Hospital Dr. Stephen Obo said the equipment has come at the right time and will help the facility respond to emergencies in time.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine cautioned the Hospital authorities on maintenance and called for mindset change inculcation especially to the students at lira university teaching Hospital.
Lira University vice chairperson governing council, Tom Richard Okello called for the ministry’s support to help the teaching hospital grow and become a model in the entire country.
Lira University teaching hospital which received two intensive care units has a 110 bed capacity with a plan to expand it to 364 beds