MOYO. The new management committee of Moyo general hospital has been challenged to ensure better and quality service delivery to the people of the district.
The appeal was made by the Moyo district councilors during a council session on Wednesday to approve the new committee after the expiry term of the previous board.
The new board members include Ms Immaculate Beira, the chairperson of the board replacing Mr Gabriel Luzira who is now the global advocate for health service delivery in Moyo district and a member of the committee.ther members are Mr Richard Andu Opel, the former Moyo district speaker, Mr Nyerere Julius, a businessman and Ms Margret Asienzo, a representative of Moyo district council.
Mr Williams Anyama, the Moyo district chairman said the committee is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running, administration and governing of the hospital.
He tasked the committee to bridge the gaps in the administration and management of the hospital as they have been elected at the time when the hospital is grappling with various challenges in an administration that undermines effective service delivery at the facility.
Anyama commended the previous committee members for a job well done during their reign of office particularly lobbying and supporting the hospital at the height of influx of refugees in the district.
However, Mr Martin Izaruku, the district councilor representing Lefori challenged the district chair to include someone with a health-related background in the committee to translate the situation of the facility to the rest of the members.
Izaruku said having a retired health worker in the committee would help to give real reports of what is on ground in terms of challenges.
But the chairperson finance committee Mr Terry Silton Anyanzo informed his colleague that hospital board members are constituted in two ways where others are appointed by the council while the others are the technical staff at the facility who automatically become part of the committee.
He said the nursing officer and the medical superintendent in the hospital shall provide technical advice to the members of the committee.
Unreliable power supply due to the break down of hospital generator, lack of substantive medical superintendent, and constant stock out of initial drugs among others are some of the challenges facing the hospital.