Health ministry exchanges scholarships for human resource in return



By Ronald Kabuye
The permanent secretary in ministry of health Dr. Diana Atwine has urged medical officers, trainees to focus on delivering quality service, up hold values and ethics in addition to being patriotic while offering services to the patients as opposed to doing things for just which brings about cheating of Ugandan.
Atwine made the remarks at event of signing agreements with 200 students from 13 training institutions who were offered scholarship under the  Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project to have their services in return after completion of their studies.
Atwine said that they are not coercing the students into working for government but they are duty bound to give back to Ugandans and government for the investment put in them
“When we invest in you, we invest in Uganda, so your must pay back by serving government after studies, your jobs are guaranteed and you will earn a salary,  we shall deploy you were see a need and you must be committed to your work, if you not willing please do not sign  the agreement because failure to heed to the agreement we shall trace you and make you pay all the money we spent on you .” said Diana
1.93 billion shillings will be spent on the students with some persuing certificates, diploma and others degrees. The money was acquired as loan from World Bank and Swedish government to improve Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services.
Some of the beneficiary institutes include  Makerere University School of health science, Mulago school of allied health, Mbarara and Busitema University, St.  Joseph’s kitovu,  Lubaga hospital, Lacor hospital, Fortportal and Gulu university school of clinical officers among others.

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