Following the flooding at Kisiizi in 2017 and the preventive that was undertaken, we were very sorry to hear that there have again been floods affecting Kisiizi Hospital. Although the Power House (which is next to the Ahamuza Center which Jamie’s Fund sponsored) and the Children’s Ward were again hit, we are pleased to report that the Ahamuza Centre was unaffected. This flash flood which overwhelmed the defences put in after the 2017 flood and some of the concrete and stone defences around the powerhouse were washed away. Not only was the power supply affected but also the water supply, as the pipes bringing clean water to the hospital were bent and broken.
Fortunately no-one was hurt and Kisiizi were quick to get the clean up underway. This was not a pleasant job as lots of mud was deposited as the waters receded.
In one of the pictures sent by Kisiizi, we can see the flood water stretching out towards the Ahamuza Centre in the background. You can also see the banda (the round hut with the red roof to the right of the picture) which was paid for last year by Jamie’s Fund as a place for patients to shelter from the sun (or the rain)
All hospitals in Uganda are very much challenged by the lockdown for Covid19 and Kisiizi Hospital is no exception so the last thing the hospital needed was the additional costs associated with this flood. We all wish the team well at Kisiizi as they work to bring everything back into service.