Government Challenged To Reduce Preventable Death Of Ugandans

By Moses Kyeyune

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Ms.Winnie Kiiza has challenged government to ensure an enabling environment for medical workers to reduce preventable deaths.

Hon. Kiiza was speaking during a special sitting held on Friday afternoon to pay tribute to fallen Moroto Woman Member od Parliament Annie Logiel.

Logiel succumbed to a brain tumour at the age of 49 on February 14 in Denmark where she was undergoing treatment.

“Being a wealth worker she was, Anne believed in quality health for all Ugandans. I would pray that as we pay tribute to Anne we reconsider our health systems. It is true we have so many health centers around but majority are ill equipped. Let this moment bring us to the reality that better health care is critical for a healthy nation,” said Hon Kiiza.

Meanwhile, in a motion for the resolution of Parliament to pay tribute to Logiel the Prime Minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda has said that Uganda has lost a passionate and committed medical officer in Annie Logiel.

He says that her demise leaves a big gap in the health sector.

The late Logiel will be laid to rest on Sunday 26 February at her ancestral home in Moroto district.