Besigye Criticizes Uganda’s Health Care System

Uganda’s strongest opposition politician and four time presidential contender Col Dr Kiiza Besigye has  rebuked the health care system in the country saying that the paid taxes have not provided health services to the citizens.

“Treating citizens should be one of the key roles of Government. We should be accessing quality health services because of the taxes we pay,” he said.

Besigye also noted that 400 million shillings is collected every year to cater for treatment of high profile personalities abroad.

He made the remarks while speaking to journalists at Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in Kampala today.

Besigye further stressed the concern over deadly disease like Cancer that has taken the lives of many people.

“We don’t have a health care system to deal with cancer in this country. We must have a health care system that checks people routinely. Our health care system only checks people when they are sick.”

“In Uganda we have only one hospital that treats cancer, the cancer institute Mulago and it is small.”

Besigye also said that by the time people attempt to seek treatment at Uganda cancer institute, the disease is in its final stages which becomes very difficult for cancer patients to get healed.


He added that the health care crisis in the country should encourage people to fight harder and change government.


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