HEALTH

Gov’t to review pay of Village Health Teams

The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged to have Cabinet reconsider an earlier Parliament resolution on increment of remuneration for Village Health Teams (VHT).

Nabbanja’s pledge followed a motion moved by Buhaguzi County Member of Parliament, Stephen Aseera on Tuesday 02 August 2022 during the plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Anita Among.

Aseera proposed that government should increase the VHTs’ monthly stipend from Shs10,000 to Shs100,000 per member.

Nabbanja noted that such a request had been made in the 10th Parliament and was discussed in Cabinet in 2017 but that government has since been financially constrained.

“Government was unable to bring it here; let me take it back and report in a month’s time” said Nabbanja.

Aseera said that the plight of VHTs should be considered owing to the critical role they play in bringing health services to the people.

“Majority of the population lives far from health centres and the VHTs bridge that gap.
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