By Gloria Nakiyimba
The ministry of Health has commissioned three  state of the art Pediatric theaters at Mulago Specialized Hospital.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Theaters today, the minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng noted that these will act as referral points where children with special needs in Oncology and Pulomonology and other conditions will be treated.
Cancer and lung related disease are some the conditions among children that require special attention.
This now brings the total number of children’s theaters to 11 in the country. The regional pediatric hospital in Entebbe alone with eight operating theaters dedicated to children.
“This is a very great achievement for Uganda , however our main focus is on disease prevention so that only children who have unpreventable health issues will be able to access specialized healthcare at these centers” said Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng.
The theaters are specifically tailored for children with special pediatric equipment and instruments, well trained Pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists.