SAYS WHAT BELONGS TO GOV’T SHOULD BE USED IN LINE WITH THE GUIDELINES
Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo Rose Epel has asked health workers to guard against corruption and theft of medicines.
Alupo who is also the Katakwi district woman representative says health workers need to desist from such vices so that people can get the required services as planned and delivered by government.
“What belongs to government should be used in line with the guidelines” she said.
The vice president made the remarks at Katakwi General Hospital in Katakwi town council where she; and a team from the ministry of health led by health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng had visited.
The health ministry team according Dr. Aceng, routinely carries out oversight supervision and monitoring to evaluate the quality of health delivery in Local Governments which contributes to performance enhancement and mentorship.
The Ministry officials are assessing the delivery of health services with key focus on existing health infrastructure, maternity services, neonatal and pediatric services, human resources, Emergency Medical Services among others.
VP Alupo today welcomed the team from the Health ministry that is currently conducting Technical Support Supervision for Teso Sub-region to monitor health services delivery.
The Vice President and the team visited Katakwi General Hospital which attained this status only a few years ago.
“I urge the health workers to dispatch medicines and drugs on time to all health centers. This is important because we must be able to save lives at all times. Government takes health ministry as a top priority area because we need a healthy population in order to increase production and productivity” she said.
Katakwi General Hospital is situated along the Moroto highway and attracts a high number of population from different communities.
“I note that since its elevation, the infrastructure hasn’t changed much and there is a Human Resource gap. These issues need to be addressed” the VP noted and asked the District Health Officer to continuously highlight the challenges.
She commended health workers for the fight fought during the COVID and Ebola times. Alupo also paid tribute to Dr. Charles Collins Morulem who passed on last month in a road accident, describing him as a doctor who served diligently.
Alupo, who made reference to her mother-a retired midwife hailed the important role played by health workers.
She hailed the Ministry of Health for having name tags, which eases and distinguishes identification of the health workers.
The team was also due to visit St Kevin health center II in Omodoi Sub county, Aketa Health Center III in Ongongoja Sub county, Koritok Health Centre II in Usuk Sub county, Aliakamer Health Center III in Katakwi Sub county and Aakun Health Center II in Olulonyo Sub county.
The Ministry of Health top management is led by the Minister of Health Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero and is accompanied by the State Minister for Health General Duties, Hon Anifa B. Kawooya, Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine, Director General Health Services, Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa and a number of heads of departments at the Ministry of Health.