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AGAGO: Museveni Warns Locals on Promiscuity, Commissions Health Facility

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President Yoweri Museveni yesterday commissioned the newly constructed David Fagerlee Medical Centre in Adilang Sub-County, Agago district.

He donated Shs50m towards its maintenance and management.

David Fagerlee, an American businessman from Minnesota, constructed the US$450,000 medical facility to help the community access free quality health services.

The facility is equipped with qualified health personnel and modern solar equipment.

It is expected to reduce the distance covered by patients to Kitgum and Abim hospitals which are far from Agago.

Agago, which was curved out of Kitgum, has no government referral hospital.

Fagerlee donated the hospital to Gulu Archdiocese.

Speaking at the ceremony, Museveni praised Fagerlee for the donation of the health Center.

He also commended Monsignor Odong who linked him to Adilang.

The President said the facility will complement government efforts to reduce maternal mortality rates in the country and also promote immunization.

He also cautioned the people of Adilang against engaging in promiscuity, saying it exposes them to Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS.

On his part, Fargerlee said that his decision to help the community in Adilang was personal adding that he wanted everyone to have a place to receive medical care.

State Minister for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku thanked Museveni for creating an enabling peaceful environment that has made the construction of the medical facility a success.
She revealed that her Ministry will construct more health centers and also upgrade Kalongo Medical Centre III to IV to serve the people of Adilang better.

 

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