By Nathan Eyagu
Teso sub region has got new leaders to steer the region’s Uganda Medical Association’s Chapter.
The new leadership was voted into office on Saturday 12th March 2022 in Soroti Hotel.
Dr. Ogwal Daniel was voted the Chairperson deputized by Dr. Aguti Mary. Others are; Dr. Katusime Annet, Secretary General, Dr. Bagambe Silver – treasurer, Dr. Matovu Pauline – welfare , Dr. Engulu William – ethics and professionalism and Dr. Epiu James – publicity.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Sam Oledo, the president of the Uganda Medical Association urged Doctors to desist from getting bribes from patients.
Oledo told the doctors that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised a lot for the medics during a meeting that they had with him and all that will be achieved if they change the way they do things.
“We can’t go to the President to demand our benefits yet we are having a bad record, getting bribes from the patients will turn against you one day,” he warned.
He also appealed to Doctors to show the interns how to work without encouraging them to be corrupt.
“We are going to have a standard ethical committee where doctors shall be put into disciplinary committee in case of misconduct and in case we fail, then we shall hand over to the responsible authorities,” he said.
He also advised the doctors to change for the sake of their future as it will help reduce on the number of maternal and infants’ deaths.
Oledo also explained his dissatisfaction with herbalists who are taking over the medical space by misleading the public.
“A doctor takes more than four years studying and getting knowledge then a herbalist comes out from nowhere saying that he or she can treat cancer and other chronic diseases, that’s fake, we are going to do something as it’s misleading the public,” he added.