Dr Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital asked all health workers that had lost the houses, to file appeals so that their cases can be looked into by the hospital management.
hospital authorities have defied the State House Health Monitoring Unit (HMU)
and ordered staff to vacate the hospital quarters.
Last month, the unit stopped management of the hospital from
increasing staff contributions towards maintaining their quarters. It
follows a proposal by Masaka Regional Referral Hospital management to increase
the fees from Shillings 30,000 to Shillings 50,000 each month.
of the affected health workers petitioned HMU after receiving notifications
that the hospital authorities were going to evict staff that had not re-applied
for the staff quarters.
Dr Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that
the hospital asked all health workers that had lost the houses, to file appeals
so that their cases can be looked into by the hospital management.
that some of the staff who lost their appeals had not completely applied for
the house yet it was an important requirement for anyone to be considered for
getting a house while others scored low marks according to the house allocation
scoring chart which considered issues like working in critical service delivery
area, such as theatre, ICU and labour ward among other units.
Onyachi says that others were not complying with payment of maintenance fees
while others had allocated the houses to their friends and relatives for years.
He says that
the health workers have been given enough time to vacate the houses.
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However, a health worker who preferred anonymity claims that most of the staff
that retained the houses bribed the committee.
the nurses’ union chairperson for Masaka regional referral hospital says that
the action is uncalled for.
why the hospital management is rushing to evict the staff yet the health
monitoring unit had asked the management to maintain the status quo.