By Yosam Gucwaki
Government has been advised to embark on sensitizing the public on how to prevent themselves from contracting diseases which can be avoided.
Presenting during the Miirya Sub county Budget conference at Miirya sub county headquarters on Friday, Job Masereka, the Health in- Charge for Kigezi Health Centre II, asked authorities of Miirya Sub County to always budget for integrated village health meetings if they are to fight diseases most people suffer from.
Masereka noted that most of the top ten causes of morbidity in Miirya Sub County are preventable but because people are ignorant on how they can fight them,they have gone ahead to suffer from them.
He added that 26% of the people who report at his facility suffer from pneumonia cough, 21% suffer from malaria, 3.4% suffer from acute diarrhea, 2.9% suffer from gastro intestinal tract infections, and 2.7% suffer from skin diseases noting that all these are preventable but nothing has been done as far as sensitization is concerned.
He thus advised the government to redirect its efforts towards integrated village health meetings ifits to save a lot of money being invested in procuring medicine saying that for them as health workers they are ready to do the sensitization.
Julian Ayesiga Sarah, the councilor representing Miirya Sub County also urged government to increase on the drugs given to Kijenga health centre II noting that drugs worth 8 million shillings given to the facility for the whole year are not enough compared to the population being worked on.
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