KAMPALA – President Museveni has on Wednesday, October 2 ordered the Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng to oversee the closure of all the privately-owned pharmacy shops in government health centres.
According to Mr Museveni, those pharmacies are owned by health workers.
“Instead of prescribing the use of government medicine, they prescribe the selling of their own drugs,” Museveni noted on his social media platforms.
He also issued a directive to the Minister of Public Service to conclude the issue of pay to government scientists and university teachers by moving them to the desired levels we previously agreed.
“Paying the medical workers, the government scientists and the academicians well removes the temptation of double loyalty ? to the public service and to the private interest of the employee,” reads an excerpt.
Mr Museveni said when they are well remunerated; the government will be able to ban completely the practice of government health workers, running parallel clinics or drug shops.
“It was not reasonable to do that when the salaries were so low,” he noted.