Arua Regional Referral Hospital has called upon patients to cooperate and buy some basic items that are out of stock currently, in case there is need.
The government-funded hospital that is major in Northern part of the country does not have most of the simple medical items that are highly required to offer basic health care.
The items include; sutures, catheters, N.G tubes, cannulas of all gauges, admin syringes 5mls and 2mls, cotton wool, gauze, plasters, POP, bandage cotton, ultra sound gel and other drugs.
The items in question are very crucial and vital in everyday medical practice therefore the situation at hand has not only frustrated but also restrained the medical workers and also the patient.
Arua Regional Referral Hospital happens to be one of the many government hospitals that have failed to efficiently carry on their work due to shortage of supplies leaving the health situation in serious turmoil.
In a public notice issued by the hospital director, the hospital users were requested to cooperate with the staff as they may be required to buy.
Government hospitals ought to offer free medical services to civilians but many inevitably incur costs due to the shortage of medical requirements in practically all hospitals.