Virika Hospital in Fort-Portal
The Holy Family Virika Hospital in Fort-Portal is one of the oldest medical posts around the country, founded by the catholic White Sisters in 1911. The hospital is a not-for-profit ran by the Virika Community and offers health prevention, medical care (surgery, dentist, maternity, X-ray, …) and as well psychologic counseling. As a midsize hospital with over 150 staff, 8 000 admitted and 21 000 ambulant patients annually, the Virika is an important health quality centre for its wide region. On top of that it, hosts two training centres: the Virika School of Nursing and Midwifery (50 staff, 400 students) and the Bishop Magambo Counselor Training Institute (10 staff, 50 students). Howest partners with the Province of West-Flanders, its cities of Bruges and Kortrijk and the green engineering company CEE to equip this hospital with continuous SOLAR-power for his crucial units (theatres, maternity warden and dentist cabinet). A Memorandum Of Understanding is vividly active between the Virika Hospital and Howest.
Status: inspection by SGS for shipment April 2023 (in lawful preparation of the overseas transport)