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Health Workers in Amolatar Pinned Over Absenteeism, Late Coming

Dorcus Akome, the female District councillor for Agikdak Sub County, says she has received several complaints from mothers who go the health facilities for either Antenatal Care or delivery

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Medical workers in health facilities in Amolatar district are on the spotlight over late coming and absenteeism.

Dorcus Akome, the female District councillor for Agikdak Sub County, says she has received several complaints from mothers who go the health facilities for either Antenatal Care or delivery.

Akome claims some midwives at the unit are so arrogant and rude to mothers.

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Peter Edotu, 54, a resident of Muntu Sub County says that his wife who had gone for Antenatal Care at Amolatar Health Centre IV was left unattended to for about two hours.

Jimmy Oling, the Secretary for Health says several attempts have been made to address the problem including holding various administrative meetings with the medical workers.

Dr Jimmy Odongo, the in-charge of Amolatar Health Centre IV, says that some medical workers mainly the midwives were aggrieved after they were wrongly accused of stealing a Doppler Machine.

The machine which is used to monitor the heartbeat of unborn babies in order to provide an audible simulation of the heartbeat and estimate the blood flow through blood vessels of expectant mothers.

In 2018, Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said Ministry of Health was in the process of formulating a policy targeting absenteeism and late coming among health workers in government facilities but to date the policy is not yet completed.

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