Dr. Gelvase Twine, the in-Charge of Shuuku Health Centre IV shares his house with four other health workers, including a female staff. Three male health workers occupy the bed room while the other sleeps in the garage.
The Ministry of Health officials were on Thursday put on the spotlight to explain what happened to 3 billion shillings meant for recruitment of Doctors and critical health workers. Appearing before the health committee, state minister for health Dr Elioda Tumwesigye stated that they needed 1.9 billion shillings to carry out a second phase of recruitment exercise to fill over 20,000 vacancies.
In an incident that happened over the weekend, Rebecca Kimuli, a S.3 student of His Mercy Secondary School in Kisomoro Sub County fell sick. Since there wasn\'t any health facility at the school, she was rushed to Fort Portal referral hospital, where she died on arrival.
During the night, patients are expected to provide their own lighting if they can afford to buy kerosene for the lamps. In most cases, the MPs were informed by Dr. Okoth Obbo, the district health officer, that doctors work by phone torch light.
Selyanzi went on to reveal that Bugembe health centre does not have scanners, or any sort of x-ray facilities required to treat people with fractures. The mini theatre has not functioned for the last ten years.
A visit by residents and local leaders of Buhweju district to Nsiika health centre four on Tuesday left many disappointed and shocked at the deteriorating hygiene and sanitation there. They were also surprised to learn that the health centre has allegedly operated without a doctor on staff for 5 years.
The construction of a Heath Centre Three in Migyera town council, Nakasongola district, has excited local residents who expressed optimism of accessing better medical services. St. Francis Migyera Health Unit was on Thursday commissioned by the Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luweero diocese, Right Reverend Paul Ssemwogerere.
Staff quarters of Bweramule health centre II in Ntoroko district have been turned into Bweramule Sub County offices. The health center is the only health facility in the sub county. The four-roomed house, which was constructed last year by World Vision, an international non-governmental organisation, was supposed to house the in-charge of the health centre and three nurses.
Government through the Ministry of Health plans to use motorcycle ambulances to transport patients who need emergency health care services in the health facilities across the country instead of vehicles.