Health workers in health facilities in Buliisa district are on
the spotlight over late coming and absenteeism.
Residents have raised a red flag over the gross absenteeism of the
health workers from their duty stations, especially during the weekends. The accused health workers are from Buliisa
Health Center IV, Kihungya Health Center III, Butiaba Health Centre III and
Biiso health center III among others.
According to the residents, most patients have been turned away
while seeking treatment at the health facilities due to the absence of the
Kennedy Kyaligonza, a resident of Buliisa town council says most
health workers at Buliisa health center IV are away during weekends leaving
patients seeking treatment at the facility stranded.
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Joyce Kyaligonza, a resident of Biiso Sub County says the issue of
absenteeism among health workers has for long affected service delivery in the
area. She however faults leaders in
various facilities for not monitoring and supervising their juniors.
Emmanuel Businge, a resident of Butiaba landing site in Butiaba Sub
County wants the government to take disciplinary action against health workers.
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John Aliganyira, a resident of Ngwedu Sub County says the health
workers have failed to deliver up to the expectations of members of the public.
He says that some residents have abandoned treatment at the facilities.
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Nelson Naisye, the District Health Officer-DHO Buliisa admits that
several complaints have been filed against some health workers in the district
about absenteeism from duty adding that they have issued warnings to the health
He further explains that they have intensified supervision of the
health workers to ensure that they are at their duty stations every day.
Bahebwa, the Resident District Commissioner-RDC Buliisa says his office has
ordered the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO to delete names of health workers
who will be found guilty of absenteeism from duty since they are doing a
de-service to both the government and the area residents yet the government is
fully paying them.