Government is set to borrow $200 million (about Shs 758bn) from the World Bank in the next financial year to renovate health centre IIIs and improve facilities in government schools across the country.
State minister for Finance and Planning, David Bahati disclosed this during a visit by ministry of Finance officials at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital Naguru in Kampala.
Bahati explained that the money will be used to supplement the budget of ministry of Health for the next three years. The Health ministry is set to bag Shs 2.3 trillion in the 2018/2019 financial year compared to Shs 1.8 trillion allocated this financial year.
Health centre IIIs are part of the government's referral health system. Every sub-county is expected to host one HCIII led by a senior clinical officer backed by 17 medical workers.
They run outpatient clinics, maternity ward and laboratory. According to Bahati, government will use part of the money to improve facilities in government funded secondary schools