Election 2016

Ministry of Health Orders Candidates, Media Off Hospitals

FDC Presidential candidate Col Kizza Besigye speaks to patients during his visit to Abim Hospital at the start of December

A bitter altercation erupted on Tuesday morning between the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner Mr Tiguragara Matojo Salongo and the widow of the former Deputy Prime Minister the late Eriya Kategaya.

The RDC nearly exchanged blows with Mrs Diana Karungi after showing up again at her farm in Mpumudde Sub County, order http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-network.php apparently to monitor its management.

The RDC who was flanked by police said he had come to check whether or not the property of the late Kategaya was being mismanaged by the family. He believes there are plans to sell off part of the farm.

Upon being questioned, buy http://ca-uqam.info/wp-includes/category-template.php the gravely incensed widow charged at the RDC, viagra order http://csv-vidin.eu/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.feed.php asking him to leave his property immediately.

“If you want to remain a deejay go back to your radio stations and leave administration to more capable people,” she charged. “I know all the tricks up your sleeve and I will fall to none of them.”

The RDC is veteran radio personality who became a household name on Radio West and Radio Uganda (UBC) in the last two decades.

The widow claims Mr Tuguragara was paid a lot of money by Late Kategaya’s first wife Joan Kategaya, who for months has been fighting for the farm’s ownership.

Joan, whose lives in her marital home in Ntungamo was the official wife of the deceased Minister.

Both wives were left with different property by Kategaya but the first wife was not contented.

Last year according to Police, she ordered a raid on Diana’s farm in Ntungamo, where 70 cattle were grabbed and taken away before being intercepted in Kampala en route to an abattoir.

Diana told off the RDC, that she would have to be killed that watch him and Joan try to touch her children’s property.

She further told Chimpreports that the RDC has been using his own Link FM in Lyantonde to send out threats to the managers of her farm.

“This in fact is not the first time he is coming here. He comes in the night at 2 am to threaten my workers,” she said.

“Just recently I fought him. I grabbed his t-shirt and we were separated by the (Regional Police Commander) Maxiwel Ogwal. He is the one who saved him.”

Mr Tuguraga refused to give us a comment on the accusations. “I will bring this matter to an end; until then I cannot comment,” he said.
Ministry of Health has ordered presidential and parliamentary candidates to stop the practice of taking advantage of health facilities in poor condition to build their political muscle.

The Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Asuman Lukwago yesterday wrote to the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Eng Badru Kiggundu, viagra order http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-includes/plugin.php urging him to advise the candidates off the hospitals.

Over the past weeks, viagra http://decoreatelier.com/wp-includes/simplepie/credit.php political candidates on the opposition side have made efforts to poke holes in the NRM regime’s delivery of health services by making visits to dilapidated hospitals to expose the rot therein.

The trend was set by the Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye whose visit with the media to Abim Hospital in northern Uganda raised national and international concerns and put the health workers on the spot.

It emerged during the visit that the hospital had gone months without a doctor and that it lacked clean water and many other essential tools.

Other candidates including Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi have since tried to make similar visits to other rural hospitals but met resistance from police and hospital administrators.

In the letter to the EC, sales http://cooleyhandy.com/components/com_k2/lib/recaptchalib.php The Health Ministry stresses that hospitals are restricted areas which cannot be visited by anyone at any point in time.

“Official visiting hours are provided for relatives and other persons wishing to visit the patients,” stated the PS.

“The privacy of patients and staff integrity should be respected. All information, especially clinical information is strictly confidential.”

Media too according to the new directive were advised against exposing the conditions in these hospitals.

Dr Lukwago noted that “photographing, filming and interviewing of patients and staff are only permitted for certain purposes such as approved research by a relevant authority.”

Politicians intending to make official visits to health facilities were advised to seek permission first from the hospital administrators and to speak only to authorized people.

“For operational matters, the in-charge of the health facility is the official spokesperson. Matters of policy and political nature should be handled by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health,” he added.

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