Yotkom is an acholi word meaning "health".
This blog site is designed to provide information on the health needs of the acholi community of Kitgum, Northern Uganda. It is also an opportunity to share about the people working as health professionals there and the projects which are being undertaken in the Kitgum community in an effort to improve the quality and availability of health care .
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Clinic one autograph away from Govt approval
looking down the hall from waiting room. OPD.
We are so close to achieving the goal of receiving Government registration and approval to operate health services on site at CKS. This is particularly important for the outpatient facilities and will potentially open up some Government assistance for the health work here. Today, the District health inspector turned up 24 hours early but despite our situation we decided to go ahead let him undertake his survey and inspection. It was nerve wracking and at times I could feel myself getting aggravated but in the end he gave us a 90 -100% rating , stamped the forms and took the document back to his office to be countersigned by his boss. Please pray that there will be no obstruction at that higher level and that tomorrow we can pick up the completed forms ready for taking to the Medical Council office in Kampala next week. This is a major breakthrough as government regulations and red tape can be crippling. We are in the process of interviewing for a clinical officer and lab technician, working out job descriptions and work conditions so pray for smooth travelling on this front. Time is running out but hopefully the clinic will be operational by next week and I might get one or two days of actually consulting !