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Uganda: Health Centre Gets Shs251m for Renovation

The expansion of Bushenyi Health Centre IV has started, with residents optimistic that this will lead to improvement in service delivery.

Mr David Tweheyo Betega, the Town Clerk of Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal Council, said Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation gave Shs251 million for the works.

“The funds are being used for remodelling and expansion of existing buildings to create more space, especially outpatient ward, laboratory and clinic. The space has been very small,” Mr Betega said last Friday.

He said the work is being done by Konjex Investment Ltd and is expected to be complete in two months.

Mr Betega added that they need Shs59 million to equip the theatre.

Bushenyi Health Centre IV is the only government health facility in the municipality and it also serves people outside the town.

“After completion of the renovation works, we will also embark on equipping the theatre. We need Shs59 million but we

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Health centre gets Shs251m for renovation

By Milton Bandiho

The expansion of Bushenyi Health Centre IV has started, with residents optimistic that this will lead to improvement in service delivery.

Mr David Tweheyo Betega, the Town Clerk of Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal Council, said Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation gave Shs251 million for the works.

“The funds are being used for remodelling and expansion of existing buildings to create more space, especially outpatient ward, laboratory and clinic. The space has been very small,” Mr Betega said last Friday.

He said the work is being done by Konjex Investment Ltd and is expected to be complete in two months. 

Mr Betega added that they need Shs59 million to equip the theatre.
Bushenyi Health Centre IV is the only government health facility in the municipality and it also serves people outside the town. 

“After completion of the renovation works, we will also embark on equipping the theatre. We need Shs59

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Centre Pompidou Faces Three- to Seven-Year Renovation Closure

Paris’s Centre Pompidou could fully close for three years, beginning in 2023, or close partially for seven years, in order for necessary repairs to be made to the iconic 1970s building, The Art Newspaper reports. The schedule of the projected $235 million maintenance work is currently under consideration by the French government.

The repairs are a long time coming. Though an overhaul of the building’s external glass-enclosed escalators was begun in 2019 with expected completion in 2021, with further plans afoot for a new, expanded entrance, Centre Pompidou’s president, Serge Lasvignes, told French daily Le Figaro that no major work had been done on the structure since it opened in 1977.

Other factors besides cost will play a part in the decision regarding the renovations. A three-year closure would likely see the museum programming shows in other locations; a seven-year partial closure would mean that some exhibitions could take place

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Queen’s Medical Centre midwives ‘overworked and understaffed’ before baby’s death

Midwives at Queen’s Medical Centre were overworked and understaffed before a before a baby died shortly after being born, an inquest has heard.

Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre on September 15 last year.

Her mother Sarah Andrews, a Nottingham City Council worker who now lives in Mansfield, says she felt “humiliated, worthless and forgotten” after arriving at the hospital.

Ms Andrews had started having contractions and experiencing pain six days before being admitted to the maternity ward on September 14.

Jo Taylor, a midwife at King’s Mill Hospital who had conducted a home visit, made the call to midwife Clare Lee at the hospital on Sarah’s behalf, the court heard.

Ms Lee said she hadn’t taken into consideration that the contractions had started days prior, which led to Ms Andrews being placed on a ward where she was only seen by midwives, and not clinicians.

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