By Aggrey Twesigye
Nurses and Midwives at Kazo health Centre IV have laid down their tools in demand of their August and September lunch allowances.
A nurse who preferred anonymity told www.mknewslink.com reporter that 31 staff at the facility have not received their lunch allowances amounting to 6 Million UGSH.
The staff are also dissatisfied with lack of enough staff quarters; the available well varnished facilities are given to the senior staff while the juniors sleep in dilapidated building with their families.
Dr. Samuel Kiroha the Kazo District Health Officer (DHO) told www.mknewslink.com that his office has already been notified about the matter and has already informed the Chief Administrative Officer and the District Human Resource Officer who pledged to work on the matter very soon.
Ruth Sabiti Kashaka the RDC who addressed the angry Nurses and midwives pledged to sort out all grievances perturbing them as soon as possible.
It should be noted that each qualified nurse is entitled to shs. 15000 per day and their assistants shs. 10.000 while about 70 billion shs. was budgeted for these annual allowances.
In May, this year, the ministry of health promised that the money would be available in July following numerous threats and strikes by nurses over their allowances.
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