Lwengo district has started the process of recruiting at least 80 heath workers in a move to improve health delivery services in health centres across the district. The process will last until February 2013.
The District Service Commission Chairperson Muhammad Semugenyi says that the district is aware of the scarcity of health workers in most of the health centres in Lwengo but it has not been in position to recruit because of financial challenges.
He says that the 80 health workers the district is going to employ will bring some relief to the overstretched system.
Semugenyi says that the personnel to be recruited include medical officers, midwives, clinical officers, senior nursing officers, laboratory technicians and assistants among others.
He has warned applicants who are not fit to not to waste time applying because his office will not hesitate to cancel their applications.
Lwengo district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Fridah Nabirye says though the recruitment drive is welcome, the district needs more than the 80 healthworkers it is going to recuit.
She calls upon politicians in the area against politicizing the recruitment exercise if locals are to benefit from the recruitment.
Dr. Ronald Kaye, Lwengo district medical officer, has welcomed the recruitment saying that it is going to help a lot in the improvement of health service delivery in Lwengo district.
He says the persons likely to benefit most are expectant mothers who had started abandoning health centres because of inadequate staffing.
The most affected heath centres by understaffing include Kyazanga health centre III, Kiwangala health centre IV, and Lwengo health centre III among others.