The Kanungu resident district commissioner Ambrose Amanyiire Mwesigye has revealed that he is going to take action against healthcare facility administrators who exhibit tardiness, absenteeism, unauthorized leaves, or negligence towards patients.
He made these remarks as he was commissioning new infrastructure that was recently constructed at Kirima Health Centre III in Kirima Sub-County by the government of Uganda to improve the health sector in their sub-county.
The new infrastructure at Kirima Health 111 was valued at 1.7 billion Shillings and was executed by Excel Construction Company where it constructed a twin house, outpatient facilities, a general ward, water system expansion, sanitary facilities, equipment supply plus fencing of the facility.
However, he noted a few outstanding tasks, such as completing the water extension and electricity connections to the newly constructed structures, which he assured would be addressed promptly. Eng. Kajojo further advocated for increased funding to recruit additional health workers, aiming to alleviate the patient-health-worker ratio burden.
He stressed that each Health Centre III should ideally have 19-36 health workers under the new structure.
Tweheyo David Betega emphasized the need for the health department to implement a system for engraving all supplied health equipment to prevent theft. He urged staff members to maintain overall cleanliness and maintain an inventory of received equipment, including movable assets.
District Councillors for Kirima Sub-County, Hon. Asiimwe Ruth and Hon. Oscar Wako requested an augmentation in drug supplies, highlighting the importance of not only having excellent infrastructure but also ensuring the availability of medical equipment.
David Kamahanga, the LC III Chairperson for Kirima, advocated for the completion of the water pumping system and an extension of water services to Kirima Sub-County headquarters and Kirima Community Secondary School.