By Ronald Kabuye
Ministry of health has handed over a batch of 100 motorcycles to various district health officers to ease the transportation of the viral load samples from the small facilities to the laboratory hubs and transporting back the results.
This is the forth batch of the motorcycles making it 400 all procured by the global fund to serve the same Interest.
In her speech at the lab day held under the theme discover the unknown also used to launch the national biosafety, biosecurity audit report at the ministry of health headquarters, the permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwine applauded the staff of the central public health laboratory CPHL for standing on the core values, deliverying quality work, building capacity which culture she said must be copied by all health workers especially at the health centre three and four levels where must people seek for the health services.
“We still have a lot to do at health centre three and four in terms of work itself, quality, value and building capacity because that’s were the biggest bulk of our population go and do the basic lab services” said Atwine
She called on all health workers to stand in unit for the same mission.
“Once we stand together in unit for the same purpose we shall achieve, it’s not about titles but performance, do your work like no one will do it tomorrow” said Atwine
Atwine appealed to those using government property to handle them like their own property.
Commenting on the report Atwine said it will help them to strengthen the laboratory guidelines since the major challenge lays in health workers contracting diseases at the disposal level of the samples and during the handing process.
She said that the biosafety bill which was passed by parliament about two weeks back will help them in going far as far as laboratory work is concerned.
Apparently Uganda has got 100 laboratory hubs out of which 92 print their results and only 42 out of them do it their and then.
By Ronald Kabuye