Soroti RRH medics warned against negligence at work


Soroti RRH. Photo by The Independent.

Soroti RRH medics warned against negligence at work

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By Jonah Osike Akello

Soroti – 16, September 2021: Medical workers at Soroti regional referral hospital (RRH) have been warned against negligence at work place.

Grace Ediegu Otelu, popularly known as “Atorob Kwap” is the Private Secretary in charge of health in the Office of the President. Otelu warned the medical workers against neglecting patients and those seeking for Covid-19 vaccination service.

This follows a public outcry about the bad attitude expressed by nurses at the Covid-19 vaccination center in the hospital, something that has discouraged some people from taking the jab.

In her visit to monitor the progress of Covid-19 vaccination exercise in the region, Ediegu discovered that some nurses spend much of their time in offices instead of attending to people who are willing to take the jab.

This, to her is “unacceptable” and therefore she has threatened to make an arrest on any medical worker for negligence while at work.

“I have discovered that most of these nurses lock themselves in offices instead of attending to people who come and get the Covid-19 vaccine. They should pull up their socks if they want peace with me. I will not tolerate such a behavior amongst medical workers. I have already told them that I have no sympathy for anyone. Today I have come to baptize them with water, next time when I get the same outcry from the community, it will be fire,” she said.

Otelu further encourages the public to embrace the vaccine.

“This vaccine is very safe and effective so therefore, I want to urge the entire public to get vaccinated against this deadly virus.”

“Government cannot kill its own people, so don’t be deceived to dodge this vaccine because it’s for your own good. Americans now operate normally without masks because they fully embraced the vaccine,” Otelu adds.

However, some of the medical workers whom our correspondent approached declined to comment on the matter.

Soroti main hospital currently administers Astra-Zeneca meant for adults and patients with other comorbidities like high blood pressure, diabetes, among others.

The other type of vaccine available for majorly the young people ranging from 18 years of age and above is the Sinovac vaccine whose second dose can be administered after 2-4 weeks after one getting the first dose.


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