The Uganda I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of corruption ‘death panel’, look it in the eye and then its bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their level of productivity in society whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil, unacceptable in private not to mention the public situation.
Just when you would expect one to receive better medical services after being wheeled on an old bicycle for not less than twenty three kilometers to the nearest health center, you first sighting of a sign of the Health center is a multitude of people gathered to be attended to, then goes the inadequate drugs on top of the few medical staff at your disposal and the worst still awaits you-no water at the health center. I will let your imaginations run wild to how the maternity ward looks like after several women have with stood the punishment given to them by God ‘child bearing’.
The stained blood on the floor, a bed with a dirty mattress plus stained sheets not to mention patients sharing a bed while others find comfort on the cold floor. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect, had intended for us to forget their use and let the people who make up the government suffer for the choice they made.
patients have been reported to have died in Amuria and Soroti district main hospitals due to shortage of blood and poor sanitation in the hospital.
Teso leaders have come together to improve and fight against poor sanitation in the Health Centers through monitoring the risks involved effectively, but to what extent and how soon will this be acted upon. The ministry of health should be petitioned to come to the rescue of the people of Northern Uganda.