BY JOACKIM KULE
The Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has pledged to advocate for improved health services in Kasese district.
The Omusinga made the pledge yesterday while addressing a section of Town Clerks from different Town Councils across the district that had paid a courtesy visit to his Kamaiba based Royal Palace in Kasese town.
The Rwenzururu Cultural leader pledged that he would engage President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and explain to him the challenges faced by the people of Kasese as far as accessing improved health services is concerned.
According to the Omusinga, his subjects in Kasese district face a lot of challenges when seeking specialized health services from referral hospitals especially Buhinga in Fort-portal Tourism City and Mbarara in Mbarara City.
King Mumbere noted that as government proposes to construct an International Airport in Kasese, the construction of a referral hospital in the area should too be given a priority because an Airport attracts many people who need the services of a referral hospital.
Mumbere also stressed that government needs to improve the services that are being offered at the already existing health facilities.
The Omusinga told the Town Clerks that he was aware that the existing health facilities sometimes run short of drugs due to high demand from the population.
He also expressed concern over the alleged tendencies of absenteeism by some Health Workers in government health facilities.