With Government’s increased investment in the Health sector especially focusing on disease prevention, Vice President Jessica Alupo, who is also woman MP-Katakwi District has welcomed a team from the Ministry of Health that is currently conducting Technical Support Supervision for Teso Sub-region to monitor health services delivery.
According to the Minister of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng, the Ministry of Health 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 Vice President and the team visited Katakwi health General hospital in katakwi Town Council and were 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.
At Katakwi General Hospital, a hospital that was only a few years ago, elevated to its new status, the Vice President urged the health workers to dispatch medicines and drugs on time to all health centres. “What belongs to Government should be used in line with the guidelines”.
She paid tribute to Dr. Charles Collins Morulem who passed on last month in a road accident.
She described him as a doctor who served diligently.
The Vice President noted that since its elevation, the infrastructure hasn’t changed much, and there is a Human Resource gap, issues she ought to be addressed.
She requested the District Health Officer to continuously highlight the challenges.
Alupo asked all the health workers to desist from corruption and theft of medical equipments and drugs.
She thanked the health workers for the fight fought during the covid and Ebola times.
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.
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.