Minister Ummy calls on referral hospitals to improve services

20Jan 2022
The Guardian
Minister Ummy calls on referral hospitals to improve services

​​​​​​​REFERRAL hospitals in the country are required to improve health services and have a wide concept in strengthening infrastructure to help reduce the burden borne on the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH).

Minister for Health, Ummy Mwalimu.

The remarks were made here yesterday by the Minister for Health, Ummy Mwalimu when addressing workers of curative services department from the ministry as part of her visits to various departments under her ministry.

She said in order to show that the curative services department carries the entire ministry; it must be strengthened to answer to people’s expectations as they have trust in public hospitals.

“We are supposed to make sure that the provision of health services is good, hence it is time to look into challenges and work on them to remove complaints from members of the public attending these hospitals,” she added.

The Minister further called on the department to review guidelines in health services provision so that services provided from the dispensary to national level are up to standard, and added that the guidelines should be able to incorporate all health services centres countrywide.

She also called on workers of the Curative Services Department to work as a team and in case of challenges, it would be better to discuss them jointly with aim to improve the country’s medical services.