Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Our vision for a purpose -built YOTKOM MEDICAL CLINIC

For some years we have been working toward fulfilling a vision to construct a purpose built
in Kitgum,  Northern Uganda.
We believe we are close to seeing the vision fulfilled in 2015!
Yotkom is working with a team of 30 dedicated Ugandan health professionals and  support staff who are already successfully providing primary health care services to this disadvantaged community .
They have been challenged by the costs , suitability and  availability of  rented facilities in the town.
We believe the new donated building,  when completed, will do so much to enhance long term self reliance and sustainability in this medical outreach.
WE have a model to develop a high quality,  private non for profit medical clinic which is sustainable.
We aim to ultimately cover  the costs of staff wages , equipment  , treatment  and services through private and insured patient fees .
Yotkom directors  plan to channel any profits after expenses   into the establishment of a  charitable fund to enable access to  those most disadvantaged to free or subsidised  medical and surgical services at our clinic.  The removal of rent from business expenses will help so much in cutting overheads.

Everything is now in place for building to commence.
We have paid for four lots of commercial land on the main road into Kitgum from Gulu. . The title deeds have been secured in the name of Yotkom Uganda
Plans have been drawn up for a medical clinic containing:
Waiting Room
Reception and Office space
Two Consulting Rooms for Doctors
An emergency , procedure  room / nurses station
Microbiology Laboratory
Biochemistry and Haematology Laboratory
Ultrasound room
Xray room and dark room
Small theatre for surgery
Two overnight stay wards accommodating six beds

Other construction plans include:
Fencing and Guard house
Under ground tanks for roof water harvesting.  Roof top water tank
3 KW Solar  and batteries (transferred from our current rented facilities)
Generator for back up power and Xray use
Outdoor washing, cleaning and toilet facilities

Three local construction companies have provided quotations for the building.
The land has just been cleared and levelled in preparation for construction starting February 2015
Dr Andrew and Anne Wright will be living and working in Kitgum from February to April in order to monitor the commencement of the project.
THE TARGET to raise is   $120,000 Australian  by  January 2015

We are excited that  Gateway Baptist Church is partnering with us over Christmas and dedicating all funds raised at Christmas services and Christmas  Carols  toward our building fund.
Would you please consider helping us to reach this target by giving to this project through our online giving options on this webpage  or via cheque .
Giving is tax deductible.

November  2014. Clearing Yotkom Medical clinic site.