Put healthcare first

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Posted  Friday, December 20  2013 at  00:00

During the week, I read in the media remarks by the State Minister for Primary Healthcare, Ms Sarah Opendi, about the appalling conditions at Tororo Hospital.

She condemned the dilapidated staff quarters roofed with asbestos saying government is currently in negotiations with some development partners to secure funds for the renovation of 25 hospitals and medical staff quarters by 2014.

On November 8, President Museveni opened a new state-of-the-art multi-level parking lot at Parliament. The President said at the function that the parking lot had been funded internally with no contribution from donors.

MPs stay mute about the pressing needs of their people as long as government splashes funds in ventures that suit them. When people die or become impaired through sickness, their lives cannot be recovered. People are of more value than anything else and deserve more attention.

Charles Okecha