Moroto Chief Administrative Officer, Charles Kumakech Olubo, says the sanctions and rewards committee of the District and Management will recognize the health workers as routine motivation in Public Service.
Moroto authorities have announced plans to
recognise front-line health workers who played a key role in containing the Cholera
outbreak in the district that was confirmed in May. At least 458 cases
have been treated and discharged from Loputuk treatment center.
Moroto Chief Administrative Officer, Charles
Kumakech Olubo, says the sanctions and rewards committee of the District and Management
will recognize the health workers as routine motivation in Public Service.
explains that the front-line health workers who camped at Loputuk treatment center
and slept in tents to manage the cases showed commitment and selfless service
Kumakech says the decision to recognise the
frontline health workers is aimed at setting an example for the remaining civil
servants in the district to work diligently and motivate them to serve despite
logistical challenges at their work stations.
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The Moroto LC V Chairperson, Andrew Napaja has
welcomed the proposal, saying management should consider other pillars of the
Cholera Taskforce that contributed to the containment of the epidemic in the
He cited pillars like Risk Communication
Committee, WASH Committee, and the local leaders whom he lauded for educating
the rural community on cholera prevention. Early this month, health
workers at Loputuk Health Centre III threatened to lay down their tools due to
lack of motivation and risk allowances.
the district cleared the allowances with the support from Arid Land Development
Agency. Health workers have welcomed the initiative. Phillip Lotee, the in Charge
of Loputuk Health Centre III, says the plan is a good gesture for those who
deserve to be recognized for excellent service.
According to the health department, the
district is close to containing cholera outbreak. The acting Moroto District
Health Officer, Charles Onyang Omuudu, says the last case was discharged on
Saturday. He says the district will remain under surveillance for the next 14
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No new cholera case has been reported since
Saturday last week, according to the health department. Recently, the Health
Ministry and World Health Organisation conducted mass vaccination against
cholera in the district.