By Fracncis Lubega
30th Nov 2022
The Palliative Care Association of Uganda has launched a drive to extend palliative care services to the Karamoja region where people have nearly limited access to health facilities and palliative care services.
Palliative care is given to patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and sickle cell, among others where most of the patients are recommended by the medical personnel to receive treatment while at home.
Addressing a news conference at Parliament, the Executive Director Palliative Care Association of Uganda, Mark Donald Tumwesigye noted that the majority of patients in Uganda do not access palliative care due to lack of specialized human power and resources.
Meanwhile, Dr. Muwanga Moses, the Clinical commissioner of the Ministry of Health under palliative care services notes that the Government will continue offering the necessary support for palliative care as they are doing to offer free Morphine to all private and public hospitals as the main remedy in palliative care.