The report implicates midwives at Tirinyi Health Center III for perpetually abusing expectant mothers whenever they visit the facility for antenatal care services. It also implicates the Dentist at Kibuku Health IV for soliciting money from patients before offering them services. S
workers in Kibuku district have been implicated for harassing patients turning
up at health centers for medical services, according to survey by civil
The survey was conducted by five Civil Society Organisations
including Action aid, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Groups-CSBAG, Kadama Widows
Association-KWA and Forum for Women in Democracy-FOWODE.
of the survey titled “The state of health services in Kibuku district,”
released on Monday at the district headquarters show that Health workers are too
rude and harsh to their patients, which affects health service delivery.
The report notes that this
has deprived patients their rights to medical care as some of them have
resorted to clinics and traditional birth attendants as opposed to government
report implicates midwives at Tirinyi Health Center III for perpetually abusing
expectant mothers whenever they visit the facility for antenatal care services.
It also implicates the Dentist at Kibuku Health IV for soliciting money from
patients before offering them services. Shiba Namulindwa, the Programs Officer
at Action Aid, says the report was composed based on the community scorecard on
how health service delivery in the district can be improved.
The Kibuku District Health Officer, Dr. Godfrey
Buyinza confirmed receiving reports about the rudeness of medical officers in
He said the hospital management and district have on several
occasions warned the implicated midwives and dentist against their
unprofessional conduct but they are adamant.
According to Dr. Buyinza, two medical officers at Tirinyi Health
Center III have already been submitted to the District Service Commission for
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Elizabeth Adong, the Kibuku Deputy Chief
Administrative Officer blamed leaders in Kibuku for fronting their relatives
for employment opportunities during recruitment process.
‘’The problem is in house let us clean our house
before blaming others, you fronted your relatives to the district service
commission for jobs and now it has become too difficult for you to manage your
relatives some of even fear to write warning letters to your relatives because
you fear to be blamed,” she said.
Charles Gera Tazenya, the Kibuku District Vice
chairperson said there are gaps in the health sector within the district.
He applauded the CSOs for identifying the gaps, saying they need urgent
solutions. He appealed to health workers to change their attitude towards their