Kabale Municipality MP Donates Ultrasound Scan to Rugarama Hospital


KABALE – The Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Nicholas Kamara, made a significant contribution yesterday by donating an Ultrasound Scan machine to Rugarama Hospital.

This marks the third generous donation of ultrasound equipment to healthcare facilities within his constituency.

During his address at Rugarama Hospital, Dr. Kamara emphasized his commitment to reducing maternal mortality rates by providing modern ultrasound scans.

He elaborated on the machine’s capabilities, explaining that it can detect various pregnancy-related issues, such as placental positioning, heart rates, umbilical cord placement, amniotic fluid levels, and the feasibility of normal or cesarean section deliveries.


The Kigezi Diocesan Secretary, Rev. Can. Milton Nkurunungi, expressed gratitude on behalf of the Diocese for Dr. Kamara’s thoughtful actions.

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He also urged the local community, particularly Christians, to prioritize seeking medical care from healthcare facilities rather than solely relying on religious leaders who advocate for prayer over medical treatment.


Dr. Esther Rutaremwa, the Medical Superintendent of Rugarama Hospital, highlighted the positive impact of Dr. Kamara’s donation.

Prior to this contribution, the hospital possessed only one stationary ultrasound machine. The new equipment is expected to significantly increase patient throughput, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services.


Dr. Kamara noted that the Ministry of Health recommends a minimum of two ultrasound scans for each expectant mother during pregnancy. Previously, pregnant women in Kabale Municipality were paying UgX 20,000 for such services at private clinics.

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Dr. Kamara’s donated ultrasound scans are valued at UgX 20 million, and he has allocated a substantial portion, around UgX 4-5 million, for training midwives to operate the equipment, resulting in a total expenditure of approximately UgX 20 million.

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