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Residents Appeal To Gov’t Over Moroto Hospital Staff

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MOROTO: The general public of Moroto district and Karamoja at large is currently disgusted by the services at Moroto regional referral hospital with the section of the community calling for a general overhaul of staffs at Moroto regional referral hospital.

Speaking to this website on Tuesday some of the patients admitted at the hospital said Moroto regional referral hospital has only remained with nice buildings representing its beauty but not services.

Nurse at Moroto regional referral hospital walk around the hospital compound PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

Government three years ago injected Shs25billion to facelift Moroto regional referral hospital to the capacity of admitted up to 5,000 patients.

But Ms Jessica Angolere who was attending to her child at the hospital said she decided to get out of the hospital by force after realizing that she was not getting any treatment at the government facility. Angolere says doctors work at their own time some work only morning hours and disappear for two days.

” I remember a day I went to the hospital nurses struggled to look for my child in vain but the doctor to prescribe for the medicine was not there for two days so when I realized that my kid would die anytime, I left the hospital on my own and went to the clinic where my child was saved’-she says.

Mrs Angolere is not alone who has expressed the concerned about the deteriorating services at the hospital, Mr. Calvin Okello who was also a patient at Moroto hospital says doctors at Moroto hospital work once a month. According to Okello, doctors can attend quickly  any patient of high profile but patients with low profiles are left at God’s mercy.

“When you listen top hospital management presenting image of Moroto regional hospital someone who does not know will disregard this information but the truth is that the hospital is rotten”- he says

This publication also learnt that despite the regional referral hospital receiving Shs100m  of fuel per quarter but still the hospital still cries of lack of fuel yet other referral hospitals like Lira, Soroti, Masaka where they which Shs90m for fuel per year not a quarter do their best.

Dr. Steven Pande the Moroto regional referral hospital director could not be reached for a comment as his known mobile telephone contact was off while Mr.Emmanuel Ayenebyona the ministry of health spokesperson when contacted referred this publication to Director General of services to comment on the matter.

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