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Gulu hospital to control number of patient caretakers

Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is mooting plans to restrict the number of patient caregivers at the facility in a move aimed at lowering costs of utility bills.

According to hospital officials, unregulated numbers of patient caregivers spending days at the inpatient wards have over the years seen the hospital spending much more money on electricity and water bills.

Dr. James Ojwang, the acting Principal Hospital Administrator says that restricting the number of patient caregivers will save the facility from unnecessary spending on utility bills.

According to statistics from the hospital, everyday, between 300 to 350 patients are admitted to the various inpatient wards for medical treatment while some 600 to 700 patients visit the outpatient clinics.