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MPs Re-assure Health Workers on Salary Increment

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Chairperson of the Health Committee, Charles Ayume has reassured health workers in Eastern Uganda that salaries of all health workers will be increased effective 01 July 2022.

He made the remarks during an oversight visit by the committee in Bukedi sub-region to ascertain the level of service delivery.

Ayume commended the health workers for their continued delivery of health services despite the industrial action by the Allied Health Professionals who are protesting disparity in salaries.

Health workers under different associations went on strike on 16 May 2022 demanding that government comes clear on the amount that will be given to allied health professionals in the proposed salary increment for scientists.
The Budaka District Health Officer (DHO), Erisa Mulwani informed the legislators that service delivery would have been greatly affected if medical workers there had joined the strike.

The in-Charge Budaka Health Centre IV, Dr. Winfred Mutaki however, decried the poor staffing levels at the facility saying that the hospital is operating under a 20 year old staff structure.

While in Nsinze Health Centre IV in Namutumba district, Hoima City West MP, Joseph Ruyonga applauded the management for making the facility exemplary in cleanliness.

The MPs are in Eastern Uganda, and have so far visited several health facilities, including, Busesa Health Centre IV in Bugweri, Magada Health Centre III in Namutumba District and Kibuku Health Centre IV and Kasasira Health Centre III in Kibuku District.

Others include, Iki-Iki Health Centre III in Budaka district and Busembatya Health Centre II.