Locals happy over extension of vaccination centres to villages

By Gladys Kigozi
When the Ministry of Health embarked on the Covid-19 immunisation exercise, citizens cited several challenges hindering them from going for it, among them included transport difficulties. Of late, the Health ministry has extended the services to the village level.
Stella Namuddu, 70, a resident of Lwanyonyi Village in Nama Sub-county, Mukono District, has appreciated the Ministry for extending vaccination services to her village.
“I had no transport to go for vaccination at Mukono General Hospital. Good enough, my area chairman informed me that the health team had extended the vaccines to my village and I went for vaccination at Lwanyonyi Primary School,” she said.
She added: “I had friends also who were going to miss out on this exercise due to long distances and overcrowding at the vaccination centres but they also turned up for the jab when the services were brought closer.”
Theresa Namugambe, a visually impaired resident of Nsambwe in Mukono Municipality, said she was to miss out on immunisation if it was not extended to her village since she is unable to move to Goma Health Centre III for immunisation.
“When I heard the good news of extending vaccination to Nsambwe  playgrounds, I was relieved. I went there early in the morning and the health team attended to me very fast,’ she said