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Dr. Diana Atwine, the Ministry of Health PS speaking during the community baraza in Burunga sub-county

Kazo: Health workers cautioned against poor service delivery

Residents of Burunga sub-county Kazo district have expressed their disappointment over poor services offered in health centres across Burunga sub-county.

This was revealed yesterday in a community baraza / dialogue in Burunga sub-county held at Burunga sub-county headquarters organized by Ministry of Health in collaboration with Kazo district leadership for a comprehensive discussion on health promotion and prevention.

A number of issues were raised people including; poor attitudes and behaviors of health workers, inadequate and delayed supply of medicine, poor health infrastructure, traditional birth attendants and quack private clinics.

In response to the matters raised, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine cautioned unqualified health workers against operating unlicensed clinics and condemned the actions of health workers who communicate rudely with patients.

Some of the people attending the baraza on health in Burunga on Tuesday

Speaking to our reporter after the baraza, Samuel Rumari, the LC III chairperson Burunga sub-county, assured the general public that this baraza will help to improve the service delivery in the sub-county since most gaps have been identified.

The community baraza was characterized by a wide range of activities including; a medical health camp with screening, testing and vaccination services, accountability reports from leaders and civil servants, and a community engagement session among others.

L-R; deputy RDC-Tumukurate Silvester, the LC V Chairman-Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the Ministry of Health PS-Dr Diana Atwine, the area MP- Hon Dan Kimosho, the Ministry of Health Under Secretary, Akiri Kenneth, the Chief Administrative Officer-Zirimenya Nsubuga.

Tumukurate Silvester, the deputy Resident District Commissioner Kazo who chaired the Baraza also noted that the office of the RDC is concerned about the people who want to destroy the parish development model government program.

The community Baraza was graced by residents of Burunga sub-county, local leaders, religious leaders, Kazo district leaders including the area Member of Parliament, Hon Dan Kimosho, Chairperson LC V Kazo district, Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, civil servants from Kazo district and neighbouring districts, and health workers among others.

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