The former minister of health in- charge of General Duties, Sarah
Opendi has said that the Ministry of Health has failed to extend health centres to all sub-counties
across the country.
She was on Thursday speaking at the handover ceremony to Robinah
Nabbanja, the incoming Health Minister in charge of General Duties. Opendi who
heads to Ministry of Energy said that 89 sub-counties don’t have a single
She said that the absence of health centres affects the delivery
of health services.
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She who was appointed State Minister for Energy urged colleagues
that she leaves in leadership at the Ministry of Health to prioritize improving
health services in mountainous areas.
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Other key areas and issues
that she leaves incomplete, Opendi mentioned the National Drug Authority-NDA
bill and the Assisted Reproductive Technology bill that will help infertility
care since according to her it’s risky now as health workers are conducting
procedures without legislation to cushion against any arising legal issues.
The incoming Minister Robinah Nabbanja said that in addition to
the lack of health centres, her main focus will be mobilizing the public to
prevent diseases since to her up 70% of the disease burden is preventable that
can be dealt with using simple lifestyle fixes.
Opendi had spent eight years in the health ministry.