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Speaker Among decries shortage of staff at Mulago Hospital

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Simon Kabayo
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Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has decried the shortage of staff at Mulago Hospital, noting that although the hospital has 29 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, only 14 are being utilized, leaving 15 beds idle, due to the lack of medical staff to manage patients in need of these services.

“What is disappointing is, we have a very functional ICU, but we don’t have human resources. We have an ICU of 29 beds, but only 14 are operational. I am going to urge my colleagues in this Financial Year we should be able to increase the money for health for all the ICUs to be operational. We will support you, this is our main referral hospital, Mulago must remain operational,”

The Speaker also expressed shock at the cleanliness she encountered at Mulago Hospital, noting that contrary to public sentiments about the hygiene & quality of services at Mulago, the premises are neat & the medical workers are looking after patients with courage & patience.

“We know how many patients you receive on a daily basis and we know the challenges you get, but as Parliament, we will try our best to see how we support you. We thank you for looking after our people & continue with that big heart, it takes courage for somebody to look after patients the way these people are looking after patients. I have seen some of them in bad condition, but they are so patient and doing their best to save these people,” Among said.

Among also updated the nation on the condition of Cosmos Elotu (Dakabale County) who was recently involved in a road crash and currently receiving medical attention from Mulago hospital ICU saying his condition is stable and is actually recovering.

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