Health facilities in Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa districts are stuck with the new beds and mattresses that were recently delivered by the Ministry of Health over lack of space.
The health centres are also facing a challenge of lack of delivery beds despite the overwhelming deliveries registered at various facilities across North Bukedi Sub-region.
This was discovered last week during a tour of the health facilities in the sub-region by leaders of Bugwere cultural institution headed by the prime minister, Joel Mugulusi
Jacob Owino, a senior clinical officer at Budaka Health Centre IV, said although there are more beds and mattresses from the ministry, the facility wards are too small to accommodate them.
Owino, a clinical officer, also said the facility has only one delivery bed
Owino added that the facility also lacks a fully functional emergency department due to lack of ambulances.
Allen Mutonyi, a midwife at Kibuku Health Centre IV, said lack of delivery beds at the facility has crippled service delivery.
At Iki-Iki Health Centre III in Budaka District, the officer-in-charge, Cornelius Mbulalina, said the issue of space remains a big challenge.