Charles Kiberu Nsubuga, the Sembabule district Chief Administrative officer says in addition to the resignation of district medical officers, several other health workers have resigned across the district. Kiberu explains that six health centers in Sembabule now have less than 3 health workers which have affected provision of health services.
Massive resignations by civils servants in Sembabule district is creating a crisis in service delivery.
At least 100 civil servants, including the district medical officer have resigned over the last two years, leaving a gaping hole in service delivery efforts.
Dr. Monicah Binta, the Sembabule district medical officer and the acting medical officer Dr. Charles Matovu resigned and disappeared from duty.
Gertrude Nakabira Lubega, the former DEO resigned and was elected the Lwengo Woman Member of Parliament.
Charles Kiberu Nsubuga, the Sembabule district Chief Administrative officer, says several other health workers have resigned. He explains that six health centers in Sembabule have less than three health workers, who are strained.
He identifies some of the affected health centers as Makoole Health Center II, Kyeera Health Center II, Kyabi health center II, Lwengezi health center II and , Ntutsi Health Center III. All these health centers have less than 5 health workers yet the standard Health Center III must have at least 15 health workers.
The district records show that more than 100 civil servants, majority of them health workers have resigned and left their worker without reason, Kiberu says.
Kiberu says the plight of civil service has been blighted by lack of funds to recruit new workers.
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Dr. Charles Matovu, who has been working as the district medical officer told URN on Monday that he is busy with studies, but declined to give further details.
Deborah Nabadda, the Sembabule LC5 Councilor representing Lwemiyaga sub county says the lack of health workers has added to the burden the local citizens have to face to access medical care.
Nabadda claims that some patients have died because of failure to get medical attention.
Dr. Elly Muhumuza, the Sembabule LC5 Chairman attributes the resignation of public servants to political wrangles between Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa and MP Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga.
He explains that some workers could not work for fear of the political violence in the district.
Dr. Muhumuza however says they are planning to write to the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance to get permission and Funds to recruit new workers.
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