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US medical experts hail Mbarara Hospital for offering quality healthcare

Mbarara Hospital's Acting Director general, Dr Deus Twesigye leads a group of US Medical experts to the hospital theater during a guided tour last Friday. Courtesy picture

Mbarara, (UG):- A team of three senior medics from the United States led by Dr. Peter Maede, a consultant general surgeon, recently assessed the healthcare services offered at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

The team, currently based at Nyakibale Hospital in Runungiri consisted of experts in obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, and anesthesia.

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During their guided tour, they visited various departments, including Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Oxygen Plant, Intensive Care Unit, and the operating theatre.

Dr. Deus Twesigye, Senior Consultant General Surgeon and Acting Director of the hospital, explained to this publication explained that Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital is a one-stop center for many referrals from southwestern Uganda and neighbouring countries. This, according to him, is due to the availability of both super-specialized and specialized services offered.

Dr Twesigye added that general services are free of charge, while specialized and super-specialized services are charged at a highly subsidized fee.

Dr. Maede expressed his impressed with the healthcare services offered at the hospital, stating that they intend to refer patients to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. This statement demonstrates an unwavering commitment to saving lives.

U.S. health professionals engage in a productive discussion with MRRH’s Principal Patrick Kagaba a Principal Radiographer at the radiology department, during a tour of the X-ray facilities.

In an exclusive interview with this publication, Halson Kagure, the Mbarara Referral Hospital’s Public Relations Officer, revealed that the hospital is open to collaboration aimed at changing the lives of both Ugandans and non-Ugandans.

He added that the facility has become a one-stop medical tourism centre, offering services comparable to those at other national referral hospitals. “I am confident that with adequate resources, we can bring even broader smiles to our clients,” he said.

The hospital administration acknowledges that some patients, particularly those with complex cases, face challenges accessing services due to the lack of special drugs, which are not always supplied by the National Medical Stores.

Notably, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital serves as a teaching centre of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and other medical schools, providing hands-on training and exposure to real-world health care scenarios under the strict guidance of experienced medics. 

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