Aanyu Angella, a registered Midwife at Bugiri hospital has revealed that they have resorted to using phone torches for lighting when mothers go into labour at night.

The hospital delivers over 150 mothers every month. Aanyu notes that the facility risks the lives of mothers and their babies since they cannot handle emergencies especially the premature babies.

She adds that the situation worsens when a mother has to undergo ceaserian operation. These are in most cases referred to Jinja regional referral hospital which is over 50 kilometres away.

The hospital has since January this year suspended some of the services such as conducting laboratory tests.

Dr Stephen Isabirye, the acting Medical Superintendent said the limited funding to the hospital has crippled service delivery. He says the hospital receives 37 million Shillings every quarter which cannot cater for all the bills including water, electricity and general expenses.