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Kabarole Leaders, Hospital Director Reconcile

In June, the district councillors vowed to cause the transfer of Dr Florence Tugumisirize, who they accused of maladministration, leading to poor service delivery at the hospital.
Kabarole LCV Chairman Richard Rwabuginga chairing the meeting between DR Florence Tugumisirize and the district leaders that was aimed and ending disgareements between the two parties.
The Director Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and Kabarole district leaders have reconciled.

In June, the district councillors vowed to cause the transfer of Dr Florence Tugumisirize, who they accused of maladministration, leading to poor service delivery at the hospital.

She was also accused of being ill-mannered, not attending council meetings and despising the leaders who want to assess the hospital and its operations.

However on Thursday, Tugumisirize and the district leaders led by Richard Rwabuhinga, the Kabarole district LCV Chairperson reconciled during a meeting at the hospital's boardroom.

Dr Tugumisirize agreed to organize quarterly meetings with the district leaders.

“I will regularly monitor and report on the hospital performance to the district so as to bridge the gap of poor communication,” she said.

Tugumisirize also noted that the negative perception about the health facility and the staff was due to lack of public relations which she said will be improved.

Rwabuhinga said that the row with Tugumisirize was as a result of lack of clear communication channels between the leaders and hospital's top management. 

“We are serving the population with a clear objective of quality service.  I ask the director to always attend council meetings and present reports about the facility,” Rwabuhinga said.

Dr Richard Mugahi, the Kabarole District health officer, asked the hospital management to avail the hospital staff with name tags. He explained that it would make it easy for patients to identify health workers who are incompetent.