Communities complain of poor health services in Amuria, eastern Uganda

People from Sugur and Opam parishes in Wera sub-county, Amuria district in eastern Uganda have decried the poor standard of health services in their localities.

The two communities say they have been neglected and abandoned by sub-county authorities and are thus getting inadequate medical services including those for HIV and antenatal.

Felix Okiror, secretary of Aaratom village council in Wera, says his village alone has a population 870 people who are not attended to, leaving their health at stake.

Okiror challenged the government to construct a maternity ward in Sugur health centre II, which he says currently only operates partially.

Other community members from Sugur and Opam complain that the existing health centre does not offer the medical services required.

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