By Okoodi Abooki
The acting commissioner for nurses and midwives Kiboko Olobo Petua has said that health officials who neglect patients will soon have their practicing licenses withdrawn.
Kiboko said that eliminating such health officials who deter the name of the nursing department will help the ministry improve its image that is globally misrepresented.-
Speaking during the simulation for life symposium held at lake view resort hotel in Mbarara, the acting commissioner said that the ministrys disciplinary arm will handle such cases and that whoever is proved of negligence beyond reasonable doubt will be arrested and prosecuted in courts of law.
However Dr Data Santorino the director simulation for life program at Mbarara University of science and Technology (MUST) said that clinical skills of the health trainees in many of the medical schools are not measuring to the required expectations.
He said that the skills of proper examination that lead to right decisions and actions in order to effectively care for a patient are deteriorating among the health professionals who graduate in many schools.
He added that this is why MUST has partnered with the University of Calgary together with the Stravanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education to impart skills to health workers to save life more especially for expectant mothers and new born babies.