Simon Onziga

People of west Nile are being challenged to seek medical attention in order to ascertain health problems and take necessary caution.

General medical examination is a common form of preventive medicine involving visits to a general practitioner by well feeling adults on a regular basis.

Dr. Paul Onzubo the municipal health inspector Arua Municipality says medical checkup is necessary because the population is living in a risky environment.

“About 40 to 45% of people in the out patient departments (OPDs) of our health falsities are suffering from either Malaria or Intestinal worms which are sanitation and personal hygiene related”. Dr. Onzubo Said

According to Clare Mindreru the available services are not affordable because the available facilities do not have the capacity and those that have the capacity are for money.

Sarah Amonyi deputy mayor Arua municipal council says the allocations by the government on the health sector is not enough as a result of the refugee influx in the region.

World Health Organization Uganda needed 28-40 dollars per person per year but the country operates on a budget of approximately 5dollars per person per year. End