Below is part of the breakdown in shillings of the Health Sector Supplementary Budget Request for accommodation and welfare for patients under quarantine.
1. Case Management 18,631,950,000
2. Human Resources 8,625,431,820
3. Logistics 34,730,408,307
4. Mental Health &Psychosocial Support 502,875,000
5. Surveillance &Laboratory 71,400,000
6. Transport Arrangement for Medical staff 20,000,000,000
The poor state of the facilities have drawn much more attention in relation to the billions of shillings allocated and spent by the ministry of health.
In the current circumstance, a social sector like Health on which majority of Ugandans depend for health care services needs critical attention even after the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the health sector budget for FY 2020/21 presents significant budget, cuts projected to reduce to UGX 1.55 trillion up from UGX 2.58 trillion in FY2019/20, institutional budget revisions need to be made.
It is important to adhere to prudent Public Financial Management to ensure value for money as the Ministry of Health guidelines are followed.