The General Manager of National Medical Stores (NMS), Moses Kamabare has urged all religious leaders from all sects to spearhead the fight against preventable diseases among their followers.
Moses Kamabare, made the appeal on Wednesday in Entebbe while addressing religious leaders on the achievements and challenges the agency encounters in execution of its duties.
Kamabare asked religious leaders to engage locals and medics to identify the health burden in their respective localities so as to prevent diseases that are preventable and also engage them on the medical supply to quantify on consumables so as to reduce on expiries.
Kamabare appealed to the church leaders to regularly sensitize the public to visit health facilities even when they’re not sick so as find out the challenges medics face while executing their work.
At the meeting, some religious leaders learnt in shock that all medicines for vaccination are supposed to be offered to babies and new mothers free of charge in both private and government health centres. In some private facilities, mothers are charged for vaccination services.
Dr. John Baptist Mpagi, the operations manager at Wellington Diabetes and Health Clinic, who spoke on behalf of medical practitioners underscored the need to curb preventable diseases saying prevention is better than cure.