A group of Polish Investors are to build a teaching hospital in Mbarara district.
Construction of the Good Care International University Teaching Hospital is set to start next month. The hospital in Uganda will be run by the Good Care Uganda Foundation (GCUF) – an NGO that partners with organizations to help meet basic needs of communities like education, food security and nutrition.
Lucky Moses Guma, managing director GCUF says that the project once approved by government will be able to provide people in the region and the country with state of the art treatment.
“So many people in our country even our politicians travel abroad for treatment and spend a lot of money which can even build a hospital at times. With the building of this project, we want this to stop.”
Guma told this publication that the project is estimated to cost USD 350M and will be implemented in three phases.
Dr. Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary ministry of health says that the facility is a welcome addition to the health sector.
“We need what these investors want to bring in our country. We have many doctors that need training and very few hospitals from where they can acquire these skills.”
According to Good Care Uganda Foundation, the funds to run the project will be funded by BGK Bank of Poland-the national Development Bank located in Warsaw.
The hospital will specialize in treating cancer, acute traumas, cardiac care, neurological conditions, renal disease management and paediatricare. It will also run a pharmacy.
The polish investors own IDS BUD S.A, an engineering firm in the field of building construction, road, pipeline, power engineering, and construction for commercial, residential and logistic building. The company has projects in Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine and Persian Gulf countries.