Health Workers Kick Patients in Kibale, Tumwebaze Told

Tumwebaze attending the function in Biguri

ICT Minister and MP for Kibale East Hon Frank Tumwebaze has blamed health workers in Biguri sub-county for neglecting their duty and disrespecting their profession.

Tumwebaze spoke this week at the thanksgiving ceremony of Simeon Kamaho, visit this site LC 3 chairperson of Biguri sub-county who recently survived a nasty accident during the recently-concluded general elections.

It is said Kamaho spent a night at Rwamwanja Health Center bleeding without any First Aid from the health workers until the next day when he was taken to Fort Portal for medication.

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Tumwebaze did not mince words in expressing his frustration with medics.

“The hospitals and health units have no problem. The drugs are there and structures are okay. The beds are in good condition. But health workers are the problem, viagra 40mg ” said the Minister.

He tasked the community development officers and the chiefs to probe the reason why medics are not executing their duties satisfactorily.

“What could be the problem with health workers? If it needs kneeling down for them or caning them, page we should do so to save lives,” he added, with a touch of humour.

The Minister was also shocked to hear that there is no even a single V.I.P latrine at Biguri health Center III to which the LC3 chairperson confessed: “The district has been promising to build a five stance pit latrine in vain.”

Tumwebaze promised to intervene to ensure the facility can acquire a three stance latrine in the next few weeks.

He was also informed that a health worker at Rwamwanja Health Centre III kicked a pregnant woman.

Hon Tumwebaze called up on the District leaders to convene a meeting with health workers to chart the way forward on their negative attitude to work.


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