The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, has expressed deep concern about the state of government health facilities in the Greater Masaka sub-region. During a four-day inspection of government facilities in districts including Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kyotera, and Sembabule, he observed severe issues, including inadequate essential drugs and the poor condition of buildings.
While visiting Sembabule Health Center IV, residents voiced their grievances about difficulties in accessing health workers and receiving proper attention. Additionally, they highlighted the shortage of essential medications and other concerns related to healthcare services in the region.
“Sembabule Health Centre IV is the biggest healthcare facility in the district, but short on medical supplies, staffing levels stand at 34%,” Hon. Mathias Mpuuga said.
The Leader of the Opposition further commented on the dire situation, noting that it is unacceptable for citizens to suffer due to the inadequacies in healthcare facilities. He emphasized the need for urgent intervention to address the challenges facing healthcare centers in the Greater Masaka sub-region.
Residents in the area are hopeful that the issues highlighted during Hon. Mpuuga’s visit will bring about positive changes in their healthcare system, ultimately improving access to essential medical services.