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Bushenyi lacks doctors

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th April 2008 03:00 AM

THE Bushenyi district service commission has failed to recruit doctors to fill the vacant posts in the area. The district chairman, Longino Ndyanabo, said they advertised six vacancies but no one applied.

THE Bushenyi district service commission has failed to recruit doctors to fill the vacant posts in the area. The district chairman, Longino Ndyanabo, said they advertised six vacancies but no one applied.

By Chris Ahimbisibwe

THE Bushenyi district service commission has failed to recruit doctors to fill the vacant posts in the area. The district chairman, Longino Ndyanabo, said they advertised six vacancies but no one applied.

The district, he added, had only six of the 15 doctors needed. Longino explained that they would re-advertise the jobs and urged doctors to apply.

He said the Government should invest more in the hard-to-reach areas to attract and encourage civil servants to work in those places.

Harsh living conditions in those areas had forced workers to quit, he added.

The district director of health services, Dr. Ben Twetegire, said they also lacked midwives and nurses.

“We wanted to recruit more health workers but few people showed interest.”

The available medics are being overworked and are forced to close up during the weekends.

According to Twetegire, lack of motivation was hindering service delivery.

“Some health workers need constant supervision. They are not committed nor interested in their work.

“If you are a performer, you will always quarrel with them because they need constant pushing.”

However, Twetegire appealed to the Government to address the issue of top-up salaries for health workers.

Bushenyi lacks doctors

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