KAMPALA – Mulago Hospital is the largest state-owned hospital in Uganda, Kampala with around 1,500 beds.
The newly renovated, refurbished and expanded Mulago National Referral hospital has started providing services like Fertility treatment for women who are trying to conceive, specialized cancer treatment and services, treatment for heart problems that previously required patients to travel abroad to countries like India.
The hospital is yet to start offering organ transplant services following the passing of the organ transplant bill and securing the required equipment and expertise.
Government of Uganda procured the state of the art equipment comprising of: MRI machines, CT scan machine , X-rays, 3D ultrasound, Linac radiotherapy, equipment for endoscopy, colonoscopy, fully equipped and accessorized ICUs, key telemedicine equipment for the facility.
Recently, the hospital performed the 1st ever successful separation of conjoined twins in November 2020 under the expertise of skilled Ugandan specialists headed by Dr. Kasumba. The operation took the experts 20 hour to register a success.
Uganda has a total number of 155 hospitals both public and private.
Of these 2 are National Referral Hospitals (Mulago and Butabika) , 117 are Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs) and 139 are General Hospitals (GHs). In terms of ownership, 65 are government owned , 63 PNFP and 27 are private.