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Patients Shun Kibiro Health Center II over Absenteeism of Health Workers

Godfrey Abigaba, the Kibiro LCI Chairperson says that absenteeism of health workers has forced patients to walk for about 15 km to Kigorobya Health Centre IV.
Kibiro Health Center III that has been deserted by patients over Absenteeism.

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Patients accessing health services at Kibiro Health Center II in Kigorobya Sub County Hoima district have deserted the facility over absenteeism by health workers.

The residents argue that health workers attend to patients twice a week.

Godfrey Abigaba, theKibiro LCI Chairperson accuses the district authorities of failing to supervise the health workers.

He says that absenteeism of health workers has forced patients to walk for about 15 km to Kigorobya Health Centre IV.

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Juliet Karungi, a resident of Kabarangwa landing site who was need of antenatal service says she was compelled to seek treatment in a private clinic after she got stranded at the facility.

Yusuf Bitagasi another patient who visited the health facility recently, says that he found no health worker at the facility at 11 a.m. He wants stringent measures put in place to ensure that the health workers attend to patients since they are paid using taxpayer’s money.

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Cue out:…eno supervison teroho.”/

Dr Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima District Health Inspector says that the matter is being investigated.

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Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner says that he has received complaints against the health workers.

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Cue out:…those health workers.”//

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