This follows reports that Out Patients Department (OPD) of Masindi hospital is always closed over weekends and after 5:00pm during working days.

Nyakahuma summoned Sister Lidia Namatovu, principal nursing officer; Betty Kyakuhaire, the district nursing officer, Patrick Baguma, the district health inspector; Tabula Christopher, senior clinical officer Masindi hospital at a meeting that lasted hours in his office.

The health officers admitted to the accusations but said the hospital has a challenge of inadequate staff to cater for the increasing number of patients.

The Masindi Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Kiiza says it’s not only Masindi district hospital that is closed at weekends but even in other health centre IIs and IIIs.

The RDC instructed Patrick Baguma, the district health inspector to make sure the OPD is always open 24hours on a daily basis because people have no specific time to fall sick and therefore they may need medical services at any time.
By Vincent Senyunja.