By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante and Sandra Tumwekwase
The permanent secretary ministry of health Dr. Diana Atwiine has revealed that corruption among health workers has turned into cancer within the institution.
She said this today August 16, 2018 at Kizinda while presiding over the 8 days of breast feeding for Bushenyi district.
She noted that she was happy that Bushenyi leaders in their speeches assured her that there is no corruption among health workers noting that it’s worse in other districts.
“In other health centers a patient comes barefooted but a health worker demands 300,000 before treating him or her,” Diana noted.
She noted that drugs are for free and workers are paid salaries and allowances but it’s surprising that they still demand bribes.
On the other hand she advised the people of Bushenyi to maintain good hygiene and sanitation in their homes and ensure that children are exclusively breast fed for the first six months
Other dignitaries at the function were,Burisadi Justine the speaker,Elias Byamungu the CAO,Peter Mugisha the RDC,Ndyahooza Peter the vice chair person among others.
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