Doctors Meet Kadaga Over Wages

sales pilule geneva; font-size: small;”>While delivering the Annual Report to the Speaker of Parliament on Monday, malady the Commission Chairperson Prof Pius Okong said that health sector in Uganda is facing the problem of poor pay for the health workers which has led to brain drain.

viagra approved geneva;”>“The health sector in Uganda has failed to attract and retain health workers thus leading to poor quality health service. This leads to repetitive recruitment processes in an effort to attract eligible candidates”, he said.

Prof Okong added that the temporary ban on new recruitment on staff during the 2012/2013 financial year owing to the lack of a wage bill has also greatly impacted on the sector.

He called on Parliament to take up this issue and ensure that the ban is lifted.


The Commission also reported that the increased number of districts brought about the need for increased support and technical supervision.

They however noted that this cannot be provided according to demand due to the limited human and financial resources.

The Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga informed the members of the Commission that the health sector is featuring prominently in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework which has been presented to Parliament.

She expressed optimism that the health sector would be improved as a result.

She urged the Commission to work with the National Planning Authority to see whether the health sector has been adequately planned for in the Vision 2040.

“This report will be presented on the floor of Parliament and the Committee of Health will consider it”, she concluded.

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