Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bugando in dire cash constraints

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Melard Karoza

Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) still faces acute shortage of funds, a situation that is said to hinder it’s provision of better medical services.

The second biggest referral hospital is now seeking financial assistance from the government and partners to boost the operational budget after the available funds were found to be insufficient to operate the hospital efficiently. The hospital’s executive director, Prof Charles Majinge, told the Vice President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, and health partners attending Bugando Day celebrations here that more funds were needed despite having well-wishers who support the institution. “For example, the hospital needs Sh20 billion to meet its operational costs besides workers’ salaries. But it only accessed Sh1 bilion from the government,” said Prof Majinge.

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