Dr Kenneth Mutesasira, the Technical Officer for Quality of Care and Service Delivery at the WHO Uganda office says that the ministry needs to adopt the global patient safety action plan from, which they can frame a localized version for the national patient safety action plan to guide them.
Hanifa Kawooya, the Minister of Health in charge of General Duties said writing unreadable prescriptions is an outdated technique in a world where people are more aware and concerned about their health and what medicines they are treated with.
According to the World Health Organisation, four out of every ten patients are harmed during primary and ambulatory health care. The most detrimental errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.
The errors include incorrect medication, insufficient monitoring, accident and communication problems resulting from ordering, prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering or consuming the wrong medication or the wrong dose at the wrong time.